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Open Research training

Training and resources to help you learn about Open Research, meet essential requirements and adopt practices suitable for your discipline.


About the module

Open Research in Practice is an online module introducing key aspects of Open Research, including Open Access, open data, open licences, reproducibility, study preregistration, open source, Open Educational materials, and more.

Open Research is not a one-size-fits-all approach. The module reflects this. While some essential actions highlighted in the course are required by funders and University policies, overall, the aim of the module is to provide an overview of different practices, discuss their relevance to different disciplines and encourage you to adopt practices relevant to your research field.

After completing the module, you are encouraged to create a basic Open Research plan, identify any further training needs and take part in discussions and updates on open practice.

What others say

I found this module very helpful and interesting! I thought everything was important to cover, even aspects that weren't specifically relevant to me were good to know. There were a lot of things I hadn't heard of before like pre-registering studies, and feel a lot more knowledgeable particularly with creative commons licenses. I particularly like the checklist at the end as there is a lot of content covered throughout the module and it provides a good summary and action plan.
The module is engaging and interesting. I would recommend to all researchers irrespective of their career stage and research experience.
I really liked that it was online and I could take it at my own pace. The exercises and videos were particularly useful for me. I would have liked a bit more detail on open education. I had no technical issues and intend to go back to the module to explore the additional resources going forwards.