NHIP Academy Fellows Forum: Open Research

16/01/2024 11:00 am to 16/01/2024 12:00 pm

Event Details

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Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) Academy is pleased to welcome Dr Steve Boneham to present their January Fellows Forum event.

The Fellows Forum is a peer-to-peer support network for health and care researchers and offers a programme of events to share best practice and network.

This virtual event Open Research will take place on Tuesday 16th January 2024, 11.00 – 12.00. 

Open research applies the principles of openness across the research cycle, from inception to design, data collection, analysis and dissemination. This can include sharing research methods, data, code and software, pre-prints, publications and other research outputs under an open licence, as well as the pre-registration of study plans, open peer-review and citizen science. Adopting these practices can increase the rigour, transparency and reproducibility of our research, promote collaboration and enhance public trust in the research we do. However, making your research open isn’t necessarily straightforward and there are a range of practical and ethical issues to consider. This workshop therefore provides an introduction to open and transparent research practices, considers the benefits of adopting them and the challenges you may face in making your research ‘as open as possible, as closed as necessary.’ We will also invite participants to share their perceptions and experiences of open research through a range of participatory activities.

Session outline:

  • Principles and practices of open research
  • Benefits and challenges of making research more open
  • What does open research mean for you?
  • Shaping an open research culture

About Steve Boneham:

Steve supports Open Research at Newcastle University through activities including the development and delivery of training in open research practices, managing the University’s Open Research Awards scheme, co-leading the UKRN Newcastle network and running the ReproducibiliTea journal club. He also represents the University in the UKRN Open Research Programme, a five year collaborative project between 20 universities which seeks to accelerate the update of open research practices through training, the sharing of good practice and the development of aligned policies.

You can find out more about all of activities on the University’s Open Research website here.