Open Research across DisciplinesHow the principles of open research can be applied to your discipline
UKRN case study: Human Geography
University of Reading case study: Urban climate modelling
University of Reading case study: Data for the transition to clean energy
University of Reading case study: Worldwide flood forecasting
University of Reading case study: Environmental software for all
University of Bristol case study: Fireside Tales: the power of sharing stories of volcanic risk mitigation. Video.
University of Bristol case study: Advancing Earthquake Predictability Research with Open Science Practices. Video.
University of Manchester case study: Making UK weather and air quality data available to a diverse research community
University of Sheffield case study: Stephen Livingstone on Automated mapping of Antarctic surface meltwater (dataset and code). Video
Examples of open research practices
Open Data: Dr Jon Blower is the Chief Technology Officer at the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA) and contributed to developing an open source software named ncWMS (https://reading-escience-centre.github.io/ncwms/) which allows users to visualise and explore large-scale environmental datasets online. Data providers in the US and the European Commission’s Copernicus Marine Service adapted the software to create an interactive web-based ‘quick-look’ tool which allows users to browse through their data holdings online. With the distribution of the software source code for free (available on GitHub at https://github.com/Reading-eScience-Centre/ncwms) it allows reuse, modification and redistribution of the code that has been used in developing cutting-edge environmental data products and services. (https://www.reading.ac.uk/research/research-environment/open-research/open-research-case-studies.aspx)
- Community dashboard for EuroMarine (a consortium of 56 research and academic organisations) and monitoring dashboard for marine research initiatives, including infrastructures (e.g. EMBRC and EMSO), advisory boards (e.g. Marine Boards and ICES), and transnational funding bodies (e.g. JPI-Oceans and Tara Foundation). Includes the following tabs of sharable resources: publications, research data, software, other research. https://mes.openaire.eu/
- Conservation of marine resources for sustainable development. The Fisheries and Aquaculture community focus on resources (documents, data, codes…) which have been produced in the framework of projects (H2020, FP7…) related to the domain of fisheries and aquaculture. Includes the following tabs of sharable resources: publications, research data, software, other research. https://fam.openaire.eu/
- The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development. Developed TReNDs (Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics, that aims to create high quality, replicable and open data.
- Guide on open educational resources in geography. https://libguides.humboldt.edu/openedu/geog
- Reichman, O. J., Jones, M. B., & Schildhauer, M. P. (2011). Challenges and Opportunities of Open Data in Ecology. Science, 331, 703–705. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1197962
- Open access journals.
- Paper on barriers to open data in environmental sciences. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0146695
- Culina, A., Baglioni, M., Crowther, T.W. et al.Navigating the unfolding Open Data landscape in ecology and evolution. Nat Ecol Evol 2, 420–426 (2018). Includes Table 1: A list of the main data discovery sources for searching for EcoEvo data in one interface, and for later accessing the data of interest. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0458-2
- Preprint repositories.
- Directory of open access journals. https://bit.ly/39r3kQ4
- Open access repository for geography. http://www.open-science-repository.com/journal-of-geography.html
- Open access journals.
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