UKRN is pleased to announce the release of three primers on Open Research.  Open research is important because it ensures transparency across the research lifecycle, promoting rigour, reproducibility, and public trust in research.  We are pleased that research organisations are increasingly investing in staff, forming teams to support open research.  The UKRN open research programme is working collaboratively with these teams to offer a more efficient and effective solution to the challenge of adopting and incentivising open research practices across the sector.

The Open Research Competencies Coalition, of which UKRN is a member alongside others, has formed to set out and promote the professionalism of these staff and these three primers are an early output from this work, and are to help those who are moving into roles supporting open research.

The UK needs to have confidence that research is of the highest quality and our open research programme can help ensure this.