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Open Research Award launches

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Applications are now open for the inaugural Open Research Award, which will be presented at this year’s Open in Practice conference on 4 April.

The Award has been launched following the adoption of a University Statement on Open Research. It will recognise and reward researchers or research students who have used open practices to make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible. Entry is open to both members of staff and PhD students, who may apply either as individuals or as teams. Application is by means of a case study describing how open practices have been used in a research context. A panel of judges chaired by Parveen Yaqoob, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) will draw up a shortlist and select the winning entry.

Applicants shortlisted for the Award will be invited to present their case study as a short talk to an audience of academics, research students and senior University staff at the Open in Practice conference. Shortlisted entries will be subsequently published on the University website as Open Research case studies, and will be promoted in Open Research communications and engagements. The winning entry selected by the judging panel will receive a prize of £500.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 1 March 2019.

Full details can be found in the award guidelines link. Applications must be submitted using the application formEnquiries concerning the Award should be sent to Robert Darby, Research Data Manager (extension 6161).


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