One of Jackie’s roles is the ORCA at Oxford. She also works with the Open Scholarship team (Bodleian Library) and Research Practice team (Research Services) at Oxford, as well as retaining a post as Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol. In common with several others who are now ORCAs in the Programme, Jackie became interested in open research during her postdoc years. She saw an opportunity to make a significant impact on the sector, in her case through research on research, as well as a chance to join a strong activist community. The ORCA role fitted Jackie’s aspiration to explore research-adjacent roles. She now sees her role at Oxford as foot soldier, operational and practical, arranging and providing training and support, inputting into strategies, and championing open research at Oxford.  Read Jackie’s full story.

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