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Enter the Open Research Award 2021

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The University is now inviting entries to its 2021 Open Research Award.

The Open Research Award 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 research students, who may enter either as individuals or as teams. Entry is by means of a case study describing how open practices have been used in a research context. 

A shortlist of four entries will be invited to present their case studies as short talks at a public online Open Research Celebration on 9 June 2021. The winner of the Open Research Award, and second and joint third places, will be determined by a panel of judges chaired by Professor Parveen Yaqoob, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation). The winner will be announced at the Open Research Celebration following the presentation of case studies. Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • Winner of the Open Research Award: £500
  • Second place: £250
  • Joint third place: £150 each.

There will also be a £150 prize for best presentation decided by audience vote on the day.

Prizes awarded to members of staff will be paid into SDA accounts. Prizes awarded to research students will made as cash payments.

Shortlisted entries will be subsequently published on the University website as Open Research case studies, and will be promoted in the University's Open Research communications.

The closing date for entries is 12:00 noon on 6 May 2021.

Full details can be found on the Open Research Award web page

The Award is administered by the Committee on Open Research and Research Integrity.

Please send any enquiries concerning the Open Research Award to Robert Darby, Research Data Manager at / 0118 378 6161.

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