Teams that advance Open Research at Surrey
The Library's Open Research, Content and Faculty Engagement teams work in partnership with staff and students from faculties across the University to create the Open Research community at Surrey.
The following teams consist of experts both in their field and in their particular area of Open Research. So they will advance, support, and facilitate Open Research at Surrey holistically, while also being equipped to find the most helpful answer for your specific needs.
For help and enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. No matter how complex or niche, your enquiry will be directed to the right person.
Library and Learning Services
Open Research team
Dr Montserrat Rodriguez-Marquez
Open Research Manager (Infrastructure and Open Content)
Areas of expertise: setting up and developing Open Research services, Open Access publishing and transitional agreements, ORCID/identifiers, e-theses
I have a PhD in Translation Studies from the University of Surrey. I worked jointly with my colleague, Christine Daoutis, on Open Access for 10 years, before taking on the joint role of Open Research manager. In my current role I am responsible for team management and strategy for all Open Research services, with a focus on infrastructure and open content.
Over the years I led the development of the e-theses policies and service, set up the OA publishing service (APCs), and delivered several infrastructure projects.
In my current role, I am excited to contribute to the transition to fairer OA publishing, and to help develop seamless infrastructure for Open Research.
Twitter handle: @SurreyOR
Dr Christine Daoutis
Open Research Manager (Scholarly Communications)
Areas of expertise: Open Access, copyright and licences, scholarly communications and training
I have a PhD in Psychology from the University of Surrey. I worked jointly with my colleague, Montserrat Rodriguez, on Open Access for 10 years, before taking on the joint role of Open Research manager.
In my current role I am responsible for team management and strategy for all Open Research services, with a focus on communications and training related to Open Research. I have particular expertise in copyright.
I am proud to have set up the very first OA repository and related policies at Surrey. Over the years I have had a personal interest in researcher training and was excited to develop the Open Research training module this year. The main focus in my current role is to forging relationships across the University that will shape open and transparent research.
Twitter handle: @SurreyOR / @DaoutisStringer
Dr Alice Motes
Research Data and Preservation Manager
Areas of expertise: Data management plans, open data, open data policies, managing and storing data, sharing and preserving research data, costing open data/RDM into bids, arranging a bespoke training session
After completing a sociology PhD in 2014, I entered the world of Open Research, first at University of Minnesota and now at Surrey. I provide advice and training on all things research data management (RDM) and open data.
Bibliometrics Support Officer
Areas of expertise: Scival, Scopus, author profiles in these systems and helping curate, specialised bibliometrics reports when requested
I joined the Open Research team about two years ago, working in the specialist area of bibliometrics. I currently also work in the content team of the library handling e-resource queries and maintaining access to our online e-books, journals and databases.
Areas of expertise: Open Access
I joined the library in November 2020. My focus is on Open Access including APCs, repository deposits and e-theses.
Areas of expertise: Creation and editing of records and metadata in the University repository, including journal articles, conference papers and e-theses
I joined the Open Research team in 2016. Since then, my main area of responsibility has been the processing of papers and e-theses submitted to the repository.
Content and Faculty Engagement team
Content and Faculty Engagement Manager
Areas of expertise: Giving advice on finding and using subject specialist information sources and Open Access resources, developing library collections in line with research requirements
I have worked in libraries for over 20 years and enjoy working closely the Open Research team at Surrey to help and support academic and research staff and postgraduate research students with all aspects of the research lifecycle.
I hope to provide practical, straightforward advice and training to help researchers find, plan, publish, share and preserve their research. I am responsible for managing the Library’s academic support, managing the development of the Library’s resources collection and promoting and advocating for Open Research methods.
Faculty Librarian (FASS)
Areas of expertise: TBC
Faculty Librarian (FEPS)
Areas of expertise: Managing and finding Information, Open Access resources, literature searching, search strategies, analysis of your search results, reference management
Twitter handle: @surreylib
Faculty Librarian (FHMS)
Areas of expertise: TBC
Content Coordinator (Open Access)
Areas of expertise: TBC
Research Culture and Integrity team
Professor Emily Farran
Academic Lead Research Culture and Integrity / Professor of Cognitive Development, School of Psychology
Areas of expertise: Preregistration, Registered Reports, open data, ORCID, preprints
In my role as Academic Lead for Research Culture and Integrity, I seek to develop and promote a positive culture of research integrity and Open Research practice across the University, including acting as liaison with the UK Reproducibility Network.
I work with academics and professional services to develop and broaden understanding and awareness of Open Research and research integrity across the University. Together, we are working to further advance our research culture of excellence, openness and transparency.
In my own research, I pre-register my projects and openly share my data when possible.
Twitter handle: @ekfarran
Dr Emma Henderson
Research Fellow in Research Culture and Open Research, School of Psychology
Areas of expertise: Registered Reports, preregistration, OSF, replications, preprints, open materials, systematic maps
I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working on promoting the awareness and understanding of Open Research practices across the University.
I am particularly passionate about Registered Reports, having written the three empirical chapters of my PhD as Registered Reports.
I use the Open Science Framework (OSF) to share materials, data, scripts and lab logs, and prioritise submitting research to journals that select based on scientific validity rather than subjective impact.
Twitter handle: @EmmaHendersonRR / @SurreyOR
Project Officer in Research Culture and Open Research School of Psychology
Areas of expertise: applications of Open Research in animal behaviour and welfare science; open code, data and materials
I am a Doctoral Researcher in the field of Comparative Psychology.
In my role as Project Officer, I am working towards growing and embedding Open Research in institutional practice and culture. As an animal behaviour scientist, I am particularly interested in how Open Research practices can contribute to improved welfare of animals used in research.
In my own work as a researcher, I share code and data via online repositories and submit research to journals that offer Open Access publishing.
Twitter handle: @ATKorzeniowska
Surrey Reproducibility Society
President of Surrey Reproducibility Society/Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Politics
Areas of expertise: Open Access publishing, open data, copyright
I came to Open Research as part of my career in Open Access publishing. I’m particularly interested in how the widespread adoption of Open Research practices could further democratise academic discourse and knowledge production in the developing world.
Twitter handle: @Surrey_Repro / @micheal_slade
Vice-President of Surrey Reproducibility Society/Postgraduate Research Student, School of Psychology
Areas of expertise: OSF, open materials, sharing data, preregistration, systematic reviews
My interest in Open Research has been motivated by the challenges associated with replicability and reproducibility in neurodevelopmental research. I support the Surrey Reproducibility Society (SRS) by writing the monthly newsletter, organising and advertising events. I am also a member of the Open Autism Research group.
Twitter handle: @Surrey_Repro
Dr Mojtaba Soltanlou
UKRN Local Network Lead/Lecturer in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Psychology
Areas of expertise: Preregistration, Registered Reports, open materials, preprints, open peer review
As an early career researcher, I am deeply committed to Open Research by following those practices in different steps in my research and teaching. For instance, I publish most of my new studies as Registered Reports, use freeware for task design and data analysis to freely share my materials and codes, disseminate my research as preprints and Open Access papers, encourage open peer review as a reviewer and editor.
I have also delivered several talks and workshops of Open Research practices and recently edited a special issue on replication in numerical cognition. In my role as UKRN local network lead I promote reproducibility in research within the University of Surrey and in collaboration with the Open Research Working Group (ORWG), Surrey Open Researcher Community, and Surrey Reproducibility Society (SRS). I also organise ReproducibiliTea journal clubs at Surrey.
Twitter handle: Moji_Soli
Open Research Working Group
The Working Group is an action-oriented team of researchers and professional services. Aligned with the University of Surrey Open Research Strategy and Action plan, the group’s central aim is to advance Open Research practice across the University, with the goal of making the processes and products of research at the University of Surrey as transparent, accessible and reproducible as possible.