UKRN position on research outputs

UKRN position on research outputs

There is growing awareness of the value of making research artefacts – from data (broadly conceived) to final outputs (such as journal articles) – as open and available as they can be. Various benefits to this have been proposed, including improved accessibility to...
Wiley open research workshops: recordings now available

Wiley open research workshops: recordings now available

Wiley recently partnered with UKRN to host a series of open research workshops. Over 12 months, across 10 UK universities, and involving over 300 researchers, these workshops were tailored to university and researcher needs and transitioned to a virtual format over...
UKRN position on bureaucracy in research

UKRN position on bureaucracy in research

We welcome efforts to identify ways of reducing research bureaucracy and unnecessary burdens placed on researchers, supporting them to focus on research itself (i). In particular, we are pleased to see reference to a “system-wide perspective”. However, we would also...
UKRN community shared resources page

UKRN community shared resources page

We have created a community repository for UKRN members to share resources, intended to promote collaboration and shared development. This is a public page, available at: https://osf.io/x8j9q (hosted by the Open Science Framework). As this is a new page, there are no...
UKRN Newsletter – June 2021

UKRN Newsletter – June 2021

The June 2021 issue of the UKRN newsletter was published last week. If you missed it, a PDF version is available to view here: UKRN Newsletter – June 2021. To sign up our mailing list and receive future newsletters by email, head to this page, or you can also...
UKRN support for Local Network Leads

UKRN support for Local Network Leads

By Will Gawned, UKRN administrator The UK Reproducibility Network is committed to supporting its Local Network Leads, who represent the UKRN’s grassroots network of researchers, promoting open scholarship, open research and reproducibility. We are proud to be...
UK-wide survey on research and research-related issues

UK-wide survey on research and research-related issues

The UK Reproducibility Network, together with colleagues at the University of Glasgow, have been speaking to several UK funders about the possibility of configuring a formalised, and accredited, training course for PIs, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate...
UKRN position on academic publishing

UKRN position on academic publishing

The UK higher education sector has invested approximately £1bn in academic publishing over the last decade (i). In our view, the principles guiding interactions between UK institutions and academic publishers should be: Value for money. Availability of output to all...