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Reporting to the Open Research Steering Committee (ORSC), the Open Research Operational Group coordinates projects and activities in line with the direction set by the Open Research Steering Committee.

Membership of the Open Research Operational Group

  • Niamh Tumelty, Head of Open Research Services, Cambridge University Libraries (Chair)
  • Dr Rhys Morgan, Head of Policy, Governance and Integrity, Research Strategy Office
  • Liz Simmonds, Assistant Head of Office (Strategy), Postdoc Academy
  • Dr Owen Roberson, Head of Research Information, Research Strategy Office
  • Dr Matthew Day, Head of Open Research Policy & Partnerships, Cambridge University Press
  • Chairs and representatives from open research working groups and relevant areas of activity

Current representatives from working groups and areas of activity:

  • Prof Steve Russell, Chair of DORA Working Group
  • Alexia Sutton (Open Access)
  • Dr Sacha Jones (Research Data Management)
  • Dr Bea Gini (Researcher Training)
  • Claire Sewell (Staff Development)
  • Dr Agustina Martinez-García (Open Research Systems)
  • Dr Lucinda Spokes (Public Engagement)
  • Dr Samuel Moore (Scholarly Communications)
  • Dr Matthias Ammon (Open Research in the Humanities)

Secretarial support is provided by Laura Boxall, Open Research Administrator.

Terms of Reference

1.To provide a forum for close working of all internal services supporting Open Research.

2.To manage a programme of work in alignment with the strategic direction set by the Open Research Steering Committee and responsive to developments within the university and thewider research landscape.

3.To engage actively with researchers, understanding user needs, supporting diversity ofpractice and enabling compliance with funder and other requirements.

4.To work closely with the University Research Offices to ensure effective preparation for research evaluation exercises.

5.To provide briefings and progress reports as required by the Open Research Steering Committee.

6.To inform the development of internal and external communications around Open Research at the University.


The Operational Committee will normally meet once in each academic Term, with communication between meetings via MS Teams.

Meeting minutes - June (16/06/21)

Meeting minutes - September (15/09/21)

Meeting minutes - December (15/12/21)



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