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Open Research Conference and Open Research Award 2024

14 Mar 2024

The University’s inaugural Open Research conference will take place at Manchester Museum on Wednesday, 24 April 2024

The Open Research Conference 2024 marks the culmination of The University of Manchester’s Opening Up Research Programme 2023/24 and is a collaborative effort by the Office for Open Research, the School of Engineering Open Research Lead, the UK Reproducibility Network, and the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute.

The conference brings together researchers from across the disciplines to explore the latest advances and to discuss important topical questions being posed by society around open research and integrity.

Our Keynote Speakers include:

Professor Sarah de Rijcke: Professor of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University, advising on global science policy.

Malvika Sharan: Senior Researcher at The Alan Turing Institute, specialising in open research and community building. Co-founder of OLS (previously Open Life Science).

Who should attend?

Open to all University staff and PGRs and those working or connected to Open Research in the UK.

How can you contribute to the conference?

Call for speakers

We are inviting speakers to share their contribution with the Open Research community.

Please submit a 300 word abstract for a 15-minute presentation via the online form: Open Research Conference 2024: Call for Abstracts by Friday, 29 March 2024. Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee and notifications of acceptance will be sent in the week beginning Monday, 1 April 2024.

Bring a poster

All staff and PGRs can bring and display a poster on the day of the conference. There will be an opportunity to discuss your research with fellow attendees during breaks in the conference programme.

Open Research Award 2024: Recognising Excellence

The conference will also feature an awards ceremony for this year’s Open Research Award winner 2024, an award recognising outstanding contributions to the University's open research culture over the past year. If you are interested in applying for the Award, further details about the nomination process and criteria can be found here:

Submission deadline: by 5pm on Friday, 29 March 2024.

Contact us

For more information about the Open Research Conference or Award please contact the Office for Open Research: