Open Research for Researchers - Session 1 - What is Open Research and why should I do it?
This event is open to staff and PGRs.
It will be run as a hybrid event.
An introduction to the concept of Open Research.
This session will describe how and why the Open Research movement began and why it should be the ‘new normal’ in research practice.
Background to this series of talks
Introduction to Open Research for Postgraduate Researchers
In your research, you may have come across terms like ‘reproducibility’, ‘replication crisis’ and ‘open access’ but weren’t sure what they mean. These terms are features of ‘Open Research’, which is a collection of research concepts and practices that have emerged in recent years as a central feature of high quality research across many disciplines of science, social science and humanities.
Open Research, interchangeable with Open Science, is the idea that the research community and the public are best served by research being open and transparent at every stage of the research process: conceptualisation, data collection, discovery and dissemination. These fundamental principles apply irrespective of discipline.
Features of open research include:
- Ensuring rigour in scientific methods
- Transparency throughout the research process
- Making research data, code and tools available to all in citable forms
- Open access publishing
The benefits of Open Research to individual researchers, disciplines, the global research community and the public include higher quality research outputs, better efficiency and collaboration within the research community and more fruitful engagement between researchers and the public. In recognition of these benefits, more research funders are requiring researchers to work in this way. Familiarity with Open Research is, therefore, a necessary skill set for the researchers of the future.
Why would someone do the course?
Do better research
Develop your career potential
Become part of an international community
Who should do the course?
Open Research has its roots in science and quantitative social science, but there are many benefits of Open Research to humanities researchers. The course is designed as a universal introduction and relevant to all researchers.
Understand the relevance of Open Research principles for your research
Identify opportunities for Open Research principles in your project
Source and apply Open Research knowledge and skills in your project and future research
Engage with and sustain the Open Research community at Hull and become part of an international community within your discipline