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Welcome to the ROSiE training on Responsible Open Science for Social Sciences! In this module,  we will explore the principles, values, and methods that enable social scientists to practice open science with integrity and accountability. Social sciences play a crucial role in understanding and addressing complex societal issues. Open science practices contribute to increasing the impact and credibility of natural sciences research, as emphasized by the ROSiE General Guidelines on Responsible Open Science

1.4. The values of transparency, openness, accountability, and traceability, along with their associated norms (such as open access, open data, open methods, open materials, among others), increase scientific credibility by allowing research to be more reproducible, which can increase integrity and trust in science.
1.5. While open science is an essential component of responsible research practice, it should be balanced with other values, and additional safeguards should be created to prevent misuse and abuse.

This training will guide you through the crucial elements of responsible open science, including protection of research participants, ethical aspects of citizen science, quality of research outputs and datasets, responsible sharing and reuse of open data, prevention of research misconduct etc. By the end of this training, you will gain a deeper understanding of responsible open science and acquire the following skills and attitudes to incorporate this knowledge into your research practices in the social sciences:

The ROSiE Didactic Framework identifies the following four domains for skills and attitudes necessary for responsible practising of open science: (1) local and global citizenship, (2) personal and social responsibility, (3) epistemic skills, and (4) collaborative problem-solving.