The Use (Open Research) Data In Teaching project was initiated in 2017 by a group of people working in higher education and having experience and competences in teaching, active learning, information literacy, open educational resources, research data management, and scientific research. The objective of the project is to encourage and help teachers in higher education use open research data in their teaching. The motivation of the project is the importance we see in active learning and in open science, and the increasing focus dedicated to these two concepts, both on the institutional, national, and international level.

The partner institutions in the project are Radboud University, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and University of Amsterdam/Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Project weeks have been organised in Tromsø, Norway (January and November 2018) and Amsterdam/Nijmegen, Netherlands (May 2018), with focus on developing structure and content, and interacting with researchers, library staff and decision makers.

The UDIT module was launched on the FOSTER webpage in April 2019.

In the school year 2019/2020, we focus on getting in contact with teacher communities to get feedback on the module and to encourage sharing of teaching material. The next project week is scheduled in Nijmegen in March 2020.



(all presentations spring out from the group discussions, but only presenters are mentioned here)

4. Andreassen, H. N., Låg, T., Schoutsen, M., & van der Meer, H. (2019). Can research data improve how we live, learn, and act? The use of open data in teaching and the role of the library. Symposium, LILAC, April 24-26, Nottingham, England.
3. van der Meer, H. (2018). Use (open research) data in teaching (UDIT): an open online resource. Oral presentation, ECIL, September 24-27, Oulu, Finland.
2. Ettema, T. (2018). UDIT: use (open research) data in teaching: an open online resource. 5 minute oral presentation, LIBER Annual Conference, July 4-6, Lille, France.
1. Jetten, M. (2018). Use (open research) data in teaching. Birds of a feather session, 13th International Digital Curation Conference, February 19-22, Barcelona, Spain.