Open Research: 2021 Trends and Challenges

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Webinar Highlights

Open Research: 2021 Trends and Challenges

Join Taylor & Francis and F1000Research with the National Organization for Research Development Professionals (NORDP) to explore open science and the current trends impacting academic research development globally. We cover opportunities to advance your university’s research mission and success, including groundbreaking open publishing solutions. The webinar is moderated by NORDP President, Dr Kimberly Eck and finishes with an interactive Q&A session.

Key Webinar Highlights

What is open research?

Open research practices have been prevalent in different disciplines for some time and the push for open research is a response to the reproducibility crisis. Open research includes open access and includes opening up all elements of the research process, making it more transparent and increases reproducibility and usability of the research.

Open Data

Data should be placed in a public repository that is accessible to the public to increase transparency and reproducibility of research. It is key for data to support the FAIR principle. This increases the speed of discovery.

Open Access

By making content freely available online to read, 3rd parties can reuse content with little / no restrictions. This offers great visibility and potentially creating impact in the research community and the public.

Open Code

The aim of open code is to address some of the issues around trust and to push the science further. With many people running the same code and the evolution of ideas through networking, this will also increase transparency and reliability.

Open Peer Review

In this process, all identities will be made known. In order to create the best possible reach, it is key to identify the role of a peer reviewer as a collaborator, to shift our mindset about peer review from gatekeeping to supported mentoring.

What are some benefits to open research?

  • Creates greater trust in the methods & findings in science
  • Reduce waste in research eco-system
  • Spurs collaboration and innovation in tackling some of the big issues
  • Creates possibility in placing greater value and giving credit to ALL aspects of the research process, not just the final publication