Max Planck PhDnet in collaboration with Max Planck Digital Library  are relaunching the Open Access Ambassadors program under the new name Open Science Ambassadors (OSA)

The objectives of the OSA program are…

  • To train early career researchers from the Max Planck Society (MPS) on open science in order to share and distribute knowledge throughout and beyond the MPS.
  • To promote the integration of principles of openness and transparency into the standard research workflow of early career researchers.
  • To push for real changes and a sustainable transition towards open science in the long term within and beyond the MPS.

The OSA program will follow up with workshops and trainings aimed at enabling early career researchers to promote open science at their respective institutes.


We are hereby inviting you to participate in the 4th Open Science Ambassadors conference ! The event will be held online on 9 & 10 May 2022 and this year we will hear from you, the early career researchers of MPS. 
Please register here.

In addition to talks from Open Science professionals and workshops, we want to create an exchange of practices based on real life experiences. Have you started using a new open software or tools? Have you preregistered a report? Or maybe had an unexpected experience when publishing Open Science? We would love to create a conversation and exchange information and experiences! 
Let us know if you would like to share your ideas during the event. You don’t need to be an expert! This is an opportunity to share your knowledge to others and to learn how to integrate open alternatives into your research. Get in touch with us if you’d like to do a 5-10 minute presentation or tutorial. Just send an email to: open [dot] science [at] phdnet [dot] mpg [dot] de and we will organise a meeting to talk about more details.