The 2024 LNL Retreat in Newcastle

The 2024 LNL Retreat in Newcastle

A central feature of the UKRN is supporting its grassroots community of over 90 local network leads (LNLs) from 80 UK universities (see list here). One way – among many – the UKRN does this is by hosting an annual retreat over several days. The aim is to...
Spotlight an ORCA: Jackie Thompson

Spotlight an ORCA: Jackie Thompson

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...
UK Reproducibility’s Vision Strategy & Annual Plan 2024-2025

UK Reproducibility’s Vision Strategy & Annual Plan 2024-2025

Today the UK Research Network (UKRN) has released its first strategy and annual plan, outlining the network’s three-year goals and specific activities for the coming year. This plan, created through extensive member consultation and evidence, will be updated...
Wikimedia and open research:  a Primer from UKRN

Wikimedia and open research: a Primer from UKRN

The ethos of UKRN is to collaborate and so today we are delighted to publish a new primer that is both about perhaps the most successful collaboration of the internet era, that of Wikimedia, and the product of collaboration (between the universities of Leeds and...
Spotlight an ORCA: Jackie Thompson

Spotlight an ORCA: Ruth Davies

Ruth moved from the Civil Service to join the Open Research Programme in 2022, from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to King’s College London. Her time at DLUHC gave her experience of policy roles, especially on housing, and corporate...
Spotlight an ORCA: Joe Corneli

Spotlight an ORCA: Joe Corneli

This spotlight feature is about Joe Corneli, the ORCA at Oxford Brookes. In fact, Joe is only three days a week on the Open Research Programme; his other time is split between leading an AI and data analysis network and wide-ranging work for the Research and...