Did you miss Open Research Week 2021 back in February?
Open Research Week 2021 was a collaboration between the University of Liverpool Library’s Open Research Team, the Research Support Team of LJMU Library and Research Support at Edge Hill University Library. In 2020 rather than postpone the event, the decision was made to go virtual; ORW 2021 has been far more successful than the team expected. A big thank you to all the contributors. Open Research Week was supported by the Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) awarded by The Wellcome Trust to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool.
If you missed it never fear we recorded some of the events which are available via the links below.
Rufus Pollock is a researcher, technologist and entrepreneur. A pioneer in the global Open Data movement, advising national governments, international organisations and industry on how to succeed in the digital world. Founder of The Open Knowledge Foundation a leading NGO, present in over 35 countries, empowering people and organizations with access to information so that they can create insight and drive change. A Shuttleworth and Ashoka Fellow, a previous Mead Fellow in Economics at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge and author of The Open Revolution: rewriting the rules of the information age
Stephen Curry is Assistant Provost for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Imperial College and Chair of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). He has written extensively about science and the scientific life in The Guardian and his Reciprocal Space blog.
Dr. Jacob Macdonald is a Research Data Scientist with the Consumer Data Research Centre and Geographic Data Science Lab (University of Liverpool). He has a particular interest in making data and research accessible to all, championing open data and research transparency. As a Data Scientist with the CDRC he is involved in the creation of data products and analyses leveraging the spatial structure of geographic data.
The first half of this session showcased the life cycle of an open data research project from data collection to communicating and visualizing the results. As open data and software become increasingly accessible to researchers, practitioners, planners and the general public, data- and research-driven studies can help provide insights to a wide-ranging audience. The second half of the session was a demonstration and online tutorial will run through an application of open research for the study of employment centres across England.
Dr. Rebecca Payne is currently the Chair of the Wellcome Trust Early Career Advisory Board and a researcher in the Primary Immunodeficiency Group, Institute of Cellular Medicine at Newcastle University. Her talk will focus on data sharing. This session is sponsored by the University of Liverpool’s Research Staff Association.
Naomi Saint is the Knowledge Exchange Manager UK Parliament. This session gave an overview of the UK Parliament and covered ways to work with the institution including details on Select Committees, the House of Commons and House of Lords libraries, and POST. It explored working with individual Parliamentarians. It was delivered by the UK Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit.
Nick O’Donnell is Head of the secure research service development, impact and engagement at the Office of National Statistics. He gave a talk on how to access ONS secure data and how these data can help researchers to maximise the potential of their research.
Julian Tate is chief executive of Open Data Manchester and Sam Milsom is Open Data Manchester programme and events manager. Their talk discussed their recent project to develop a ‘Declaration of responsible and intelligent data practice’. An extremely useful tool for researchers to use when engaging or collaborating with sectors outside of academia.