Open Research across DisciplinesHow the principles of open research can be applied to your discipline
Engineering (including Electrical, Civil, Environmental, Chemical and Mechanical)
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UKRN case study on civil engineering
University of Manchester case study: BIM (Building Information Modelling) Risk Library
Examples of open research practices
Open Data: “Nikola Vasiljević works with unique measurement data of the wind field behind wind turbines, or wake. Having FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data is essential to his field, because this kind of data has a high potential to be reused for many decades, from the very first day they are created.”
- Munafò, M., Noble, S., Browne, W. et al.Scientific rigor and the art of motorcycle maintenance. Nat Biotechnol 32, 871–873 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3004
- Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events. Community dashboard of workshops, news and challenges. Includes blog about change in practice (civil/environmental). http://dcase.community/
- Manifesto about sharing data (electrical/electronic). https://theodi.org/article/engineering-data-for-the-public-good-a-manifesto/#1570462630418-fc70c0a6-7ac3
- Resource guiding researchers on relevant computer skills via regular workshops. https://software-carpentry.org
- The SoundSoftware project provides facilities, training, tools and incentives to improve the publication and reuse of scientific software and data in the UK audio and music research community. http://soundsoftware.ac.uk/
- Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) prospective move to open access. Transforming our Journals business (theiet.org)
- The Software Sustainability Institute facilitates progression towards more sustainable research software. https://www.software.ac.uk/about
- Open hardware repository. https://ohwr.org/welcome
- Open access tools for data analysis. https://opensource.com/
- Open-source micro-controller (electrical/electronic). https://www.arduino.cc
- Open data repository. https://data.4tu.nl/info/en/
- Open-source 3D printing toolbox data (mechanical). https://slic3r.org
- Open electronics supports development, hacking and playing with electronics: they share open projects and create products. https://www.open-electronics.org/about/
- The Open-Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) aims to foster technological knowledge and encourage research that is accessible, collaborative and respects user freedom. Hosts annual Open Hardware Summit and maintains Open-Source Hardware certification. https://www.oshwa.org/
- Guidelines on creating open hardware. https://opensource.com/article/18/2/5-steps-creating-successful-open-hardware
- Pearce, J. M. (2015) Quantifying the Value of Open-Source Hardware Development. Modern Economy, 6, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.4236/me.2015.61001
- Open access journals (civil/environmental).
- Open access journals (mechanical).
- Open access journals (chemical).
- Open-source software for engineering and other sciences. https://openfoam.com/
- Preprint repository.
This page is adapted and extended from: Farran, E. K., Silverstein, P., Ameen, A. A., Misheva, I., & Gilmore, C. (2020, December 15). Open Research: Examples of good practice, and resources across disciplines. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/3r8hb