Author Archives: Robert Darby

Talking about Open Research at the University of Reading

Are you an Open Researcher? Do you support or promote Open Research? Did the conference convert you? If you’ve got an Open Research story to tell and would like to write a post for our blog, please drop me a … Continue reading

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Science is a social process: facilitating community interactions across the research lifecycle

Modern day research practice is incredibly collaborative, increasingly interdisciplinary and a very social process. Sierra Williams underlines the importance of researchers and publishers alike recognising publication as one aspect of a much wider social process. By way of introduction to … Continue reading

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On Being Open In Practice: Giving Credit Where it is Due

We are pleased to present a guest post from Martin Paul Eve, Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck, University of London, who spoke at the University’s Open In Practice conference on 30th March 2017. Martin is an academic, a … Continue reading

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5 things to do with data in 2017

Let us not curse them with the name of New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a bit late for that anyway. But here are five simple and positive things you can do with your research data this year. 1. Be ‘as open … Continue reading

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Towards Open Research: a new report from the Wellcome Trust

October this year saw publication of Towards Open Research: Practices, experiences, barriers and opportunities, a study investigating researcher’s attitudes and behaviours in respect of open research, commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, and based on surveys of researchers and focus groups … Continue reading

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An open data snapshot

The State of Open Data, a selection of articles and analyses based on a survey of over 2,000 researchers, was published in October this year by Digital Science, owners of the popular figshare research outputs repository. Key survey findings are … Continue reading

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New UK Concordat on Open Research Data

What is this talk about open data? Why do I have to complete a data management plan when I apply for grant funding? What am I supposed to do with my data? If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, … Continue reading

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The Research Data Archive: one year on

Yes, it really is one year since the University’s Research Data Archive was launched, on 7 September 2015. This is an apt moment to reflect on our first year of service and the outlook for the future. What is the … Continue reading

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