The University of Reading will be hosting a conference on the theme of Open Research on 30th March and we have a limited number of places available to academics from the wider community.

Registration is now open for Open in Practice: Inspirations, Strategies and Methods for Open Research.

Details follow. The full conference programme and registration information can be found at

TitleOpen in Practice: Inspirations, Strategies and Methods for Open Research

Location: University of Reading, Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Whiteknights Campus, Reading, RG6 6AH

Time and date: 10:00-16:00, Thursday 30th March 2017

Twitter: #UoRopen


Description: Open in Practice is a free conference on the theme of Open Research for academics and research students in the sciences and the humanities, hosted by the University of Reading. Places at the conference are available to academics and research students at the University, as well as members of the research community outside of Reading.

The conference will explore how researchers can incorporate Open Research methods in their research practice, and the benefits that this can bring. Our guest speakers will showcase inspirational examples of Open Research in the sciences and the humanities, and present strategies and methods that researchers can use to make their research more transparent and more effective. There will be opportunities to network and share ideas throughout the day. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

The following topics will be under discussion during the conference: using open methods and materials; open access publishing and open peer review; open data and open software; tools and technologies for open research; digital humanities; open standards and formats; and open community initiatives.

The speakers includes:

-          Marcus Munafò, Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bristol;

-          Simon Tanner, Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage and Pro Vice Dean (Impact & Innovation), Arts and Humanities, King’s College London;

-          Martin Paul Eve, Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck, University of London;

-          Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Head of Data Publishing, Springer Nature;

-          Tom Crick, Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy, Cardiff Metropolitan University;

-          James O’Sullivan, Digital Humanities Research Associate, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield;

-          Louise Corti, Associate Director, UK Data Archive.


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