Open research case studies
In these case studies, researchers at the University of Surrey explain how they have used open practices to carry out and communicate their research, and explore the benefits and challenges of being open.
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Efficient Audio-based CNNs via Filter Pruning
Dr. Arshdeep Singh, a machine learning researcher in sound with Professor Mark D. Plumbley as a part of “AI for Sound” (AI4S) project within the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), have been focusing on designing efficient and sustainable artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI-ML) models.
Open research and systematic review on using virtual representations in mHealth application interventions for health-related behaviour change
Lauren Taylor, PhD, and Trainee Health Psychologist has been focusing on using digital images on mobile health applications to promote lifestyle behaviours and evaluating their potential with a multidisciplinary team at the University of Surrey and City University, including Dr Bridget Dibb, Dr Aliya Amirova, Ayan Ahmed, Louisa Zhang and Dr Hannah Randaldi.
OCTAVA: An open-source toolbox for harmonised analysis of clinical angiography images to support discovery of novel biomarkers
Dr Danuta Sampson, a visiting senior researcher at the University of Surrey, with her colleagues, has embraced Open Research principles to support the discovery of novel biomarkers aimed at reducing the mortality of vascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide.
Two decades of Open Data for language diversity at the Surrey Morphology Group
The Surrey Morphology Group is a world-leading research group in the School of Literature and Languages. Since the 1990s, a key ingredient of their success has been its commitment to Open Research language data published as public digital databases.
Rebuilding Surrey: Open research on Covid’s impact on Surrey
Professor Amelia Hadfield, Dean International, Head of Department of Politics, Director of the Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE), and her cross-disciplinary team of researchers embraced the principles of open research in conducting research work alongside local stakeholders.
Open research principles for depression diagnosis with machine learning
Andrew Bailey, PhD in machine learning for emotion recognition with Professor Mark Plumbley, has been focusing on diagnosing depression and tackling the challenges presented to new researchers in this field.
Open 3D video dataset for interdisciplinary, audio-visual research
Dr Philip Jackson and his colleagues have released carefully-curated recordings of realistic actions as 3D videos, to widen access to such 'volumetric' data and foster interdisciplinary research on audio-visual perception and immersive technologies.
Open research principles for vet students
Dr Simon Archer, Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Research, describes how open research principles related to research pre-registration have been included in the learning and teaching of clinical research methods at undergraduate level.
Training scientists to use genomics programs
Dr Arnoud van Vliet, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Microbiology, has been addressing some of the issues scientists encounter when completing genomics data analyses.
Maximising the impact of patient-doctor video observation data
Dr Katriina Whitaker, Reader in Cancer Care, and her team of researchers have been embracing the principles of open research, with a focus on the creation, storage and dissemination of research, as well as its preservation for further impact.
A corpus approach to Roman law: Legal history meets computational linguistics
Dr Marton Ribary, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, focuses on the empirical characteristics of legal texts which are sometimes neglected by traditional research methods
The benefits and challenges of open access for political science journals
Dr Simona Guerra, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Surrey and co-editor of Political Research Exchange (PRX), addresses the benefits of open access and the challenges that lie ahead for the field of political science.
Using Automatic Analysis to improve neuroimaging
Dr Tibor Auer, a Research Fellow at our School of Psychology, explains why using Automatic Analysis will help the drive for more efficient and reproducible neuroimaging pipelines.
Open data and research practices in tourism research
Dr Yoo Ri Kim, Lecturer in Hospitality Management, describes how her research team has been conducting open research to make data and software codes openly accessible to a wide range of audiences.
Open innovation in animal health research: PetHack 2020
Dr Carla Bonina, Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, describes how she held the first-ever open data hackathon, PetHack 2020.
Creating an internationally registered and fully accessible search strategy code for systematic reviews
Dr Eirini Martinou and Dr Angeliki Angelidi have been addressing issues researchers experience designing and performing search algorithms that are PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) compliant.