Category Archives: Open Research

Open Access Week 2022 – ibicus – a python open-source software package for the bias correction of climate models

The theme of the 2022 Open Access week was Open for Climate Justice. PhD researchers Fiona Spuler and Jakob Wessel are working on the biases in climate models that lead to difficulties in relating the findings of global climate models … Continue reading

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Open Access Week – What is the Open Climate Campaign?

The Open Climate Campaign The theme of Open Access week 2022 is Open for Climate Justice. In this interview, I talked to two members of the Open Climate Campaign about their efforts to make research relating to climate change open … Continue reading

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Making the most of SciFree – an interview with the company’s founder

SciFree is a clever tool that helps researchers at University of Reading find out which journals are covered by our Transformative Agreements and deals with publishers. With 17 publisher deals covering over 11,000 different journals it can be difficult to … Continue reading

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School for Agriculture Policy and Development Open Research Competition 2022/2023

This School for Agriculture Policy and Development (SAPD) Open Research Competition will recognize and reward researchers and students who aim to contribute to making research more accessible, transparent, or reproducible and who can demonstrate understanding of the principles and aims … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2022 – The evolution of Open Access for journal articles at University of Reading

Open Access – part of the University’s commitment to Open Research At the University of Reading, we’ve been encouraging our researchers to make their work Open Access for many years either by publishing their outputs as Gold Open Access or … Continue reading

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Open Research in practice – an interview Prof Aleardo Zanghellini

As part of the efforts to improve the Open Research culture at the University of Reading, according to the Committee on Open Research and Research Integrity action plan, the Open Research champions for the School of Law, Marzia Briel and Tahlia-Rose Virdee, conducted … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – Writing an open peer review: an interview with Shirley Williams

Open peer review is one aspect of the Open Research movement which aims to make the research process more transparent, accountable and reproducible. The peer review system for academic publications is traditionally a closed process whereby the author does not … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – Publishing on the Wellcome Open Research platform, an interview with Dr Al Edwards

Wellcome Open Research was launched in 2016 as a platform for the publication of a wide range of submissions from Wellcome Trust-funded researchers. The platform, based on the same model as F1000Research, works on the publish first and peer review later model. … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – Why publish your work as a preprint? An interview with Dr Al Edwards

There has been a huge increase in the number of outputs uploaded to preprint servers over the last few years. Why are researchers opting for this route and what benefits does it bring? What is a preprint?A preprint is a … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2021 – Publishing Open Software, an interview with Brendan Williams

Software can be an important research output in some disciplines such as the physical and life sciences. One of the aims of the open research movement is to encourage researchers who generate software or code as part of their projects … Continue reading

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