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Welcome to the ROSiE training on Responsible Open Science for Health and Life Sciences! In this module, we will explore the principles, values, and methods that enable scientists in the health and life sciences to practice open science with integrity and accountability. These fields are essential for understanding health and illness, developing innovative medical treatments, and enhancing public health and the quality of life related to health. Open science practices contribute to increasing the impact and credibility of research in these areas, 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 the protection of research participants, plants, animals, and ecosystems; ethical considerations in citizen science; maintaining the quality of research outputs and datasets; responsible dissemination and reuse of open data; and the prevention of research misconduct. 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 health and life 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.