Institutional lead (0.2% FTE) Dr Laura Fortunato
Local Network Leads
Reproducible Research Oxford https://ox.ukrn.org/ is the local network of UKRN at Oxford; beginning in April 2023, it has been co-led by the Local Network Leads.
Open Research Coordinator: Jackie Thompson
The University is committed to open research as indicated in priority 20 of the Strategic Plan 2018–23. “20. Continued investment in digital tools and infrastructure to be a leader in open scholarship and support open access to collections and research data outputs.”
The University of Oxford enables ambitious research of exceptional quality. Accordingly, the University supports the research community to conduct research and innovation activities with rigour, transparency, and respect.
Researchers at Oxford, regardless of career stage or job role, benefit from policies, guidance, and training to apply the highest standards of practice when planning, designing, conducting, recording, reporting, and sharing their research findings, conclusions and any underpinning data, sources or materials.
This approach aligns with the expectations and commitments of various national and international Concordats, sector agreements, and cross-sector norms (such as the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, the Concordat on Open Research Data and the FAIR Principles for data management), and by research funders, professional societies, regulators and publishers.
Further information about Research Practice at the University of Oxford.
Oxford is a supporter of the following concordats and agreements:
- Concordat to Support Research Integrity
- Concordat on Open Research Data
- Concordat on Openness in Animal Research
- San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment
- Safeguarding in International Development Research
- Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research
Guidance and support:
Tools and systems:
Training resources are openly available on open research, including on the following topics:
- Research funding
- Open Access
- Principles to promote responsible use of research metrics
- Integrity and ethics
- FAIR Principles and their underpinning components:
Responsible Research Assessment / Recognition and Reward for open research
Research Ethics and Integrity
The University of Oxford regards research integrity as a core value and has a longstanding commitment to ensuring that it is embedded in its research culture and activity.
- The Data Readiness Group at the University of Oxford has a number of projects relating to data and open and rigorous research, and it is a funded contributor to the UKRN Open Research Programme.
- Researcher Hub
- Research and Innovation Support Network
- Research Practice
- Oxford Research Software Engineering
- Statistics consultancy