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Second Open Research Forum

24 Oct 2018

The Second Open Research Forum will take place on Monday, 5 November

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This Open Access Week, colleagues are encouraged to find out more about the public value and research impact of sharing our research freely and widely.  

Following on from this week’s activities, which include a film screening of ‘Paywall: The Business of Scholarship’ on Wednesday, 24 October at 2.30pm in the Samuel Alexander Theatre, the University has also announced it will hold its second ever Open Research Forum (ORF) on Monday, 5 November.

The ORF is a chance to consider and discuss issues and benefits surrounding open research and is supported by the Vice President for Research, Professor Colette Fagan.  

Entitled ‘How can openness improve the research environment?’, this event will feature academics from across the University sharing case studies on how they’ve incorporated openness into their research practise with real-life experiences of open research at Manchester to provide inspiration and practical ideas to adapt to your own research area, inform your REF submission and environment statement planning.

Confirmed case studies include: 

  • Professor Hannah Barker, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures: Open Access monograph publishing and research impact in History 
  • Professor Caroline Jay, School of Computer Science: Making our methods genuinely open: what does it mean, and how will it change the culture of research?
  • Professor Andreas Prokop, School of Biological Sciences: How to develop objective-driven long-term initiatives to communicate the importance of your research to a range of target audiences

The event will take place in the Dalton Room at UMIC following the REF21 Unit of Assessment (UoA) leads meeting from 1:30pm – 3:30pm.