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Open Research Handbook and case studies now available

colour photograph of an example of an open research case study


The University has published the first six in a series of Open Research case studies and launched a new Open Research Handbook, which can be read about in this blog post.

The case studies and Handbook have emerged from the University’s ongoing Open Research conversation (which included the Open in Practice conference this Spring). Researchers told us that they wanted real-life examples of Open Research in action, and practical guidance on what to do, what tools to use, and where to find help.

In the case studies University researchers and PhD students in the environmental sciences, psychology and philosophy discuss using a variety of open practices to carry out and communicate their research. These include Open Access publishing, sharing of data and research software, conducting a replication study, study pre-registration, and running a citizen science project. A number of the case studies were entries in this year’s Open Research Award competition.

The Open Research Handbook provides a practical guide to Open Research, explaining in detail how to use open practices effectively, and pointing to key tools and resources. It includes sections on open licences, Open Access, open research data, open research software and code, preprints, open peer review, reproducibility, open collaboration and citizen science, creating an Open Research culture, and information about help and training.

If you would like to have a case study published, visit the Open Research Handbook. Contact the Research Data Manager, Robert Darby for more information.


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