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Introducing our Open Research Fellows 2024/25

03 Jul 2024

Five colleagues, part of a new generation of open research leaders, who will help the programme share best practice and contribute to a more diverse and inclusive community here at Manchester

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The Office for Open Research is pleased to announce our five newly appointed fellows 2024/25 as part of the Open Research Fellowship Programme.  

What is the Open Research Fellowship Programme?

This initiative seeks to champion open and reproducible research practices, contributing to a more diverse and inclusive community at our University. The programme offers financial support, covering salary costs for one day a week for up to 12 months, allowing fellows to focus on open research projects.  

Objectives and benefits

The Fellowship Programme aims to cultivate a new generation of open research leaders here at Manchester. Fellows become part of a network of advocates, promoting open research within their departments and fostering a community of practice. They also contribute to the development of high-quality training and provide expert input to the Open Research Skills Training Programme.

Our 2024/2025 Open Research Fellows and their projects are:

  • Georgia Vesma, Faculty of Humanities, with Boundless Opportunities: tools for open cross-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Murilo Marinho, Faculty of Science and Engineering, with Open Executable Books in Robotics. 
  • Matthew Parkes, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, with Towards ‘Better Coding Practice’: Improving Transparency and Reproducibility in Clinical Trial Analytical Code using Open Science Principles.
  • Ellen Poliakoff, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, with:  Sharing principles of transparent and responsible research with patients and the public: coproduced resources and training.
  • Hannah Long, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, with Developing a Data Note guide for qualitative research datasets (D’NOTE).

Get involved

For further information, please visit the Office for Open Research website, where we will be posting updates as work progresses.  

If you have any questions or are interested in applying for the next cohort of fellows, please email us at: