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Open Research and End-to-End Ethics: A “one team” approach

27/09/2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Open research is increasingly required by funders and journals, and supported by institutions and researchers themselves. However, building transparency into the research process requires consideration of ethical and governance issues related to the appropriate sharing of intermediate research outputs. For example, if appropriate permissions are not obtained at the start of the research process, it can be difficult or impossible to share these research outputs later. This workshop will cover how to build transparency into the research process, the challenges associated with choosing an appropriate repository for different outputs, and the need for integrated data infrastructure to support open research.

Please note, by joining this workshop you are agreeing to follow the UKRN code of conduct.


Louise Bezuidenhout is an empirical ethicist and Open Science advocate. She currently works DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services), part of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science as a senior data expert.

Tamsin Burland is Head of Product in the Open Research Services team at Jisc.

Victoria Moody is Director, Research and innovation sector strategy, Jisc and also Deputy director and Co-Investigator of the UK Data Service

Marcus Munafò is Chair of the UKRN Steering Group, and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Culture at the University of Bristol.

Programme (GMT+1)

13:00 Welcome and introductions

13:10 What is open research and why does it matter? – Marcus Munafò

13:30 Building transparency into the research process – Louise Bezuidenhout

This session will cover the need to consider issues of e.g. data sharing at the design stage of research studies, and the importance of involving library services, data teams, research ethics and governance etc.

13:50 Break (10 min)

14:00 Joined-up transparency: Choosing a repository – Tamsin Burland

This session will cover the challenges associated with the variety of repositories available – the Open Science Framework, GitHub, institutional repositories – and the lack of suitable repositories for some disciplines e.g. practice research.

14:20 End-to-end ethics – Victoria Moody

This session will cover a data infrastructure view of the realities, benefits and opportunities of end-to-end ethics from team configuration to impact and back again, from the perspective of the UK Data Service.

14:40 Break (10 min)

14:50 Panel Discussion

15:30 Close


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm