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The Office for Open Research Accelerator Fund 2023/24: winning entries

19 Sep 2023

We are pleased to announce the winning entries of the Office for Open Research Accelerator Fund 2023/24.

Research staff at a social event

The Open Research Accelerator Fund is supporting the development of open research practice by funding projects across The University of Manchester. 

This year there were a record number of applications across all three faculties highlighting the diversity of the open research movement at the University. 

We are pleased to announce that over £130,000 has been awarded to open research projects.

New projects

The following projects will be supported by the Accelerator Fund:

Neil Mitchell (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

  • The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)

Lukas Hughes-Noehrer (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

  • Investigating Open-Source Software and Code at The University of Manchester

Nuno Pinto (Faculty of Humanities)

  • DSS MS: Decision Support Systems for local community engagement in Moss Side

David Buil Gil (Faculty of Humanities)

  • CrimRxiv - The global open access hub for criminology

Cristina Temenos (Faculty of Humanities)

  • Data for the People: Exploring Zotero’s Capabilities as an Open Data Interface

Siobhan Caughey (Faculty of Humanities)

  • Psychophysiological Database of Emotion Elicitation

Patrick Parkinson (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

  • Understanding Open Research Practices in the Natural Sciences

Akinloluwa Babalola (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

  • Development of an Implementation Flowchart for Open Research Awareness and Understanding to Engineering Postgraduate Research Students

Francisco Espinoza (Faculty of Humanities)

  • Best Practices for open research in Political Science: sharing experiences

Paul Stott (Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health)

  • Designing and conducting open and reproducible experiments in linguistics

We will be sharing further details of this year’s successful projects over the forthcoming months.

For all enquiries relating to the Accelerator Fund, please email: