Graduate Training in Open Science
Open Science Training Initiative

It's Goodbye From Us...

Thanks for visiting the Open Science Training Initiative (OSTI) site! The OSTI project has concluded and this website is now closed.

Back when OSTI started in late 2012, Open Science was a small but rapidly growing community. Resources for training students and early-career researchers in open practice simply didn't exist. We were glad to be among the first to remedy this, and are delighted to see how many new developments and educational routes have been created since we started out.

Don't worry - although this site has closed, our resources are still available. You can download and develop OSTI slide decks for free by accessing our GitHub repository.

Key OSTI publications are preserved over on Figshare, where you can download our Post-Pilot Report from 2013, or our Vision Paper for Open Education 2030.

Final Thanks

We would like to extend our thanks to the team at the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) for supporting the start of this project with a Panton Fellowship in 2012-13, and to the Shuttleworth Foundation which provided additional funding in 2015. And thank you too to the countless collaborators and educators who've used our materials, shared their feedback with us, and taken open science to new audiences.

All images within the "OSTI Bubbles" design are released under licence by the original artists. Image credits for page banner: Earth, Sun by Nasa Goddard, CC-BY-2.0; Crystal by National Museum of Wales, CC-BY-NC-2.0; Silicon Chip by Jannes Pockele, CC-BY-2.0; Bacteria by AJ Cann, CC-BY-NC-2.0; Neurons by Patrick Hoesly, CC-BY-2.0. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all site content (including downloadable course materials) is authored by Sophie Kay and is released subject to a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence, CC-BY-4.0. Licence details may be viewed at This permits distribution, reuse and remixing of the work subject to author attribution.