Today UKRN is launching a call for members of the research community to help us prioritise which aspects of open research are most important for us to monitor. Our particular focus is on helping institutions to monitor those aspects of openness and transparency in research that are most relevant to their development as organisations, rather than to assess individual researchers or research teams (although there may not be a clear line between those two purposes in practice). The relevant aspects of openness and transparency will be different for different kinds of research and for different kinds of institution. Our aim is to develop a palette of potential indicators that can be the basis for working with a group of UKRN institutions and a group of solutions providers, so that we can plan pilots (where that is feasible) and explore longer term options (where pilots are not yet feasible).

You can read the call for priorities here, and respond here. Responses are particularly sought from staff and research students at UK institutions, and are welcome before the end of April.