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Open Research Conference 2024 – resources available

31 May 2024

Find out more about open research and meet our inaugural award-winner from event to foster collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange

The University’s Open Research conference 2024 was a great success, marking the culmination of the Opening Up Research Programme 2023/24.

The conference provided an inclusive platform for postgraduate students, researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers from diverse disciplines and sectors, to explore the principles and practices of open research.

A highlight of the event was the announcement of the inaugural Open Research Award Winner 2024, which recognises outstanding contributions to the University's open research culture over the past year.

Dr Stuart Wright, Research Fellow in Health Economics, was awarded the prize for his contribution to the team research project, MANC-RISK-SCREEN. This focuses on open and transparent validation of a breast cancer screening model evaluating the clinical and economic outcomes of different risk-based screening strategies in the UK.

Event resources include the Conference Abstract Book and the full programme of presentations available on Figshare.

The event was 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 with support from the University's Open Research Strategy Group, chaired by Professor Colette Fagan.

Based on the positive feedback from attendees, there are plans to run the conference again next year. If you are interested in being part of the Open Research conference 2025, please contact the Office for Open Research: