A message from Professor Colette Fagan (Vice-President for Research) and Professor Andrew Stewart (Institutional Lead for Open and Reproducible Research)
We’re asking all researchers and PGRs to complete a short survey (which will take around 15 minutes) on open and transparent research practices to help us improve resources to support your research. This way of doing research is becoming more common and a growing number of research funding bodies require evidence of such practices.
This is a UKRI-funded sector-wide survey led by the University of Manchester for the UK Reproducibility Network.
The deadline for completion is January 27th. The survey can be completed by clicking here.
What are open and transparent research practices?
Open and transparent research practices consist of principles and behaviours that promote transparent, credible, reproducible, and accessible research. Open research has six major aspects: open data, open methodology, open source, open access, open peer review, and open educational resources.
We are committed to supporting the development of open and transparent research practices as part of an Open and Responsible Research Environment in our research strategy and through our recently established Office for Open Research.
Who and what is the survey for?
We hope that all researchers across all disciplines and all career stages – from PhD candidates to professorial grades – will complete the survey.
The survey investigates how open and transparent research practices are used, rewarded and perceived across our University and the sector.
We want to hear from everyone: those already practising open research, those who plan to but have not started and those who are opposed to this way of working or simply do not find it useful for their research.
The UKRN and we much appreciate your valuable input.