Research Culture and Open Research

Keywords: open research, eor, eorc, teaching, open access


In the last few years there has been an increased focus on research culture and the importance of creating a culture that is open and inclusive.  This has been highlighted by the UK Government’s Research and Development People and Culture Strategy and the Concordat for the Career Development for Researchers as well as various initiatives by funders such as the Royal Society, the Wellcome Trust and UKRI.  Within the University of Edinburgh a Research Cultures Working Group has been established and tasked with creating a Research Cultures Acton Plan for the University.  I will talk about the working group and the action plan that is emerging, particularly touching on the role of recognition and reward towards creating a positive culture and how open research can contribute to that.

Author Biography

Jane Hillston, University of Edinburgh

Professor of Quantitative Modelling in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh
Personal Chair in Quantitative Modelling and Head of School of School of Informatics