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Open Research


We are going Open!

At the end of 2016 the Office of Scholarly Communication joined forces with the Open Research Team at the Wellcome Trust to launch a pilot scheme looking at the benefits and barriers to conducting open research. The pilot project looks at:

  • the support research groups need in order to make all aspects of their research open,
  • why they want to do this,
  • how it benefits them,
  • how it improves the research process
  • what barriers there might be that prevent the sharing of their research.

Support will be provided to the groups from the Office of Scholarly Communication, Betty and Gordon Moore Library and the Wellcome Trust who will aim to help facilitate the sharing of research. The pilot will run for two years from January 2017 and we aim to share all our experiences of open research.

The Groups

Four groups were selected to participate in the pilot.

  • Dr Marta Costa and Dr Greg Jefferis (and others), researchers leading the work on two collaborative projects, which will create interactive tools to interrogate Drosophila neural network connections.
  • Dr Laurent Gatto, researcher in computational biology, with a special focus on proteomics data.
  • Dr David Savage, researching into molecular pathogenesis of the consequences of obesity.
  • Dr Benjamin Steventon, a developmental biologist generating and analysing large-scale imaging datasets.

Want to know more?

The original call for participants can be found here.

All our blog posts on this pilot are shared on the Open Research: Adventures from the Frontline blog and the Wellcome Trust's blog.

Unlocking Research blog posts:

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