University of Maribor Open Science Summer School


Skills and competencies related to data literacy and data management are indispensable in today’s data-intensive research environment, both in STEM as well as in the humanities and social sciences. In recent years, there has been a significant shift in scientific communication towards open science, and many new approaches, tools and technologies have emerged, enabling a research process that goes beyond the traditional way of research. Open science has the potential to lead researchers to an open, collaborative, transparent, reproducible and, therefore, effective research process.

The University of Maribor Summer School offers PhD students and young researchers an opportunity to learn and develop skills in the fields of research data management, open access to research results, the use of open research infrastructure, supercomputing resources and the European Open Science Cloud. With lectures and workshops led by domestic and international experts, the course will provide a deeper understanding of these topics and insight into valuable practical experience.

The UM Open Science Summer School is entitled to award 3 ECTS points for participation. ECTS points will be awarded to participants compliant with the following requirements:

  • Attendance in the virtual pre-event (will be announced by e-mail). Alternatively, participants will be able to access the recorded session.
  • Pre-reading of suggested material (reading list will be provided by e-mail).
  • Active participation in all lectures.
  • On-line assignments.

The lectures will be given in English.


Applications for the 2022 University of Maribor Open Science Summer School are now open until July 15th 2022. All applicants will receive the information on admission to the course by July 22nd 2022.

The number of participants is limited to 40. Priority will be given to PhD students/candidates.

There is no course fee. All materials, excursions and coffee breaks will be provided by the organizer of the summer school.

Accommodation and travel costs for the physical event in Maribor are covered by participants (please check with your home institution on the Erasmus grant for BIP). The University of Maribor will provide all participants accommodation at the Student Dormitory (price: 100,00 EUR for the summer school). Additionally, the University of Maribor will cover students at least one meal per day (lunch).

Students granted Erasmus+ BIP funding will receive support for physical mobility: 70,00 EUR per day. Students with fewer opportunities may receive travel support. Students who do not receive travel support can opt for green travel. In this case, they will receive a single contribution of 50 EUR as a top-up amount to the individual support and up to 4 days of additional individual support to cover travel days for a return trip, if relevant.

Participants are expected to bring their own laptops.

Applications for the course are now closed.


The physical event will be preceded by a virtual session and complemented by a pre-reading of suggested materials and by completing on-line assignments.

The programme will also include various social events.

Please, note that the programme is subject to change and will be updated continuously.

The time of the schedule is in CET time (equal to UTC+2).

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The University of Maribor Open Science Summer School will take place in person at the University of Maribor Library (Glazer hall from Monday to Thursday and Čuk reading room on Friday).

The sending institution’s International Relations offices will provide information and support to students for physical mobility.



Coordinator: Brina Klemenčič

Erasmus support questions: