- 1 Management and sustainability
- 1.1 Lead
- 1.2 Background and scope
- 1.3 Aim
- 1.4 Goals
- 1.5 Communications and engagement
Management and sustainabilityUKRN Open Research Programme
Neil Jacobs, University of Bristol
Background and scope
The Programme aim is to accelerate the uptake of high quality open research practices. The Center for Open Science theory of change highlights five types of action that can promote change. This is a supporting project that is focused on ensuring the programme delivers the planned outputs and outcomes during its life, and the impacts thereafter.
This project will enable the other projects in the programme to deliver and sustain their outputs, outcomes and impacts.
Intervention outputs and outcomes
- By Sept 24, the Programme has 23 partner institutions, leading to a measurable increase in open research practices beyond what would have been the case with only the original 18 partners by Aug 26.
- By Sep 27, UKRN has an agreed business model and 50 institutional members, leading to resourced plans to sustain key parts of the Programme by Sep 27.
Evaluation objective and output
- By Aug 27, report published providing evidence on the extent to which the programme aim was met.
|Description and contribution to [outputs and outcomes]
|1. Programme governance
|Establish and run an effective set of governance arrangements embedded within wider UKRN governance, that ensures the confidence of partners and funders [A].
|2. Programme management
|Establish and run an effective set of management arrangements embedded within wider UKRN management, that ensures the confidence of partners and funders [A]/[B].
|3. Programme communications
|Plan and deliver communications to strategic audiences, including institutions that are not yet partners in the Programme / UKRN, using agreed messages, to promote the Programme and UKRN [A]/[B].
|4. Strategic external relationships
|Build and strengthen UKRN strategic relationships with funders, sector bodies, international entities and others with an interest in and influence over the outcomes and impact of the Programme [A]/[B].
|5. Sustainability planning
|Develop, text and plan for the implementation of a model for UKRN that sustains its most valuable activities, working with other sector bodies to ensure compatibility between their sustainability models [B].
Schedule and relations between activities
Dependencies with other projects in the Programme
The ‘Management and sustainability’ project should provide the resources and infrastructure to enable all the other projects to meet their objectives.
All other projects in the Programme should deliver their outputs and outcomes, and related evaluation.
Communications and engagement
Programme level communications and engagement plans, based on stakeholder analysis, will be implemented, as described above.