What is Open Research and why is it important? How do you do it? What does it cost? What’s in it for you? What are the examples that can inspire you, and the methods you can adopt in your own research practice?
Open in Practice is a free conference on the theme of Open Research for researchers, hosted by the University of Reading.
The conference will explore how researchers can incorporate Open Research methods in their research practice, and the benefits that this can bring. It will showcase inspirational examples of Open Research in the sciences and the humanities, and present strategies and methods that researchers can use to make their research more transparent and more effective. Guest speakers will include academic advocates and practitioners of Open Research, and representatives from the publishing industry and the UK Data Service. There will be opportunities to network and share ideas throughout the day. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Topics to be discussed include: using open methods and materials; open access publishing and open peer review; open data and open software; tools and technologies for open research; digital humanities; open standards and formats; and open community initiatives.
The programme will feature:
inspirational talks from academics who have embraced Open Research ideas and practices in their research activities;
parallel sessions led by academics, publishers and the UK Data Archive presenting various Open methods and practices that can be incorporated into research practice;
an Open Question Time, with a guest panel taking audience questions on the merits and future possibilities of Open Research.
If you are a researcher and want to find out more about how you can use open methods to transform the way you work and to communicate your research effectively, then this event is for you.
The event is open to:
researchers at the University of Reading;
academics from other institutions.
The full conference programme including details of speakers and travel information is available from the conference web page.
A maximum of 80 people can attend this event, so please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that only research-active academics and a limited number of research students may attend the conference. If you have any doubt about your eligibility to attend, please contact us before you register.
When registering for the event, please make sure to select the correct ticket type, depending on whether you are a University of Reading research academic or research student, or an academic not based at the University of Reading. Unfortunately we have limited places available for research students and academics not based at Reading. If there are no more tickets available in your registration category, please do not register in an alternative category but contact us to be added to the waiting list.
Date and Time
University of Reading
Van Emden Lecture Theatre, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HumSS)