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Open Research Award shortlist announced and Open in Practice conference

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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the University’s inaugural Open Research Award. To see the shortlisted entries and choose a winner, book your place now for the Open in Practice conference on Thursday 4 April.

The competition invited researchers to submit a short case study explaining how they have used open practices in a research context. From an impressive 17 entries, four were shortlisted:

  • TAMSAT-ALERT (The TAMSAT* – AgricuLtural Early waRning sysTem) (Emily Black, Ross Maidment)
  • Open and Online Experimental Philosophy (Kathryn Francis, Nat Hansen, Philip Beaman)
  • Researching Solar Storms with Citizen Scientists; Engaging with Four Thousand Volunteer Research Assistants (Shannon Jones, Chris Scott, Luke Barnard)
  • Annotating for Transparent Inquiry in Qualitative Foreign Policy Decision-Making Research: Making Archival Documents Accessible (Joseph O’Mahoney)

Following presentations at Open in Practice, the winning entry will be chosen by live audience vote. The winner will receive a £500 prize, and shortlisted case studies will be published on the University’s Open Research web pages.

Chair of the judging panel Parveen Yaqoob (PVC Research and Innovation) said: ‘We had applications from across campus, and our shortlist includes PhD students and professors, which goes to show that Open Research is relevant to all researchers. We have a really strong shortlist and I’m greatly looking forward to seeing the presentations at Open in Practice.’

If you want to hear about some amazing Open Research at the University, and a chance to vote for your favourite, book your place at Open in Practice now.

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