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‘An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet…

Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.’ Budapest Open Access Initiative 2002

Open research is becoming increasingly important as researchers need to comply with institutional or funder requirements and in order to keep in line with accepted practice.

The open researcher needs to be equipped with a good understanding of the opportunities and challenges raised by open research; be skilled in finding and using data generated by others; and understand the legal and ethical requirements relating to their own research outputs.

In this #Vitaechat, we will unravel, share and discuss the many questions surrounding the largely untrodden path of open research. Our moderator, Dr Katie Wheat will be joined by a panel of experts to help understand:

  • What open research means and why it is important?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of open research?
  • How can researchers start using open research practices?
  • How can researchers publish openly?
  • How can open research help a researcher’s career?
  • How can reputation and reward work for individuals in an open research environment?
 Nov 29, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Europe/London / UTC0)                      11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Europe/Brussels/ CET)

Meet the #vitaechat panel

Dr Brian Cahill, Research Programme Manager, University of Edinburgh

Dr Emma Anne Harris, Project Manager, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Leila Jones, Head of Journals Editorial Development, Taylor & Francis Group

Dr Beth Montague-Hellen, Senior Research Librarian (RDM), University of Nottingham

Gareth O'Neill, President, European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers



Thursday, 29 November, 2018
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