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UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship

The UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship supports the UCL community in the adoption of Open practices and approaches.

Defining Open Science & Scholarship

Drawing on the Latin word scientia, meaning "knowledge", the concept of Open Science embraces what we know, and how, in the natural and social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities. Read more...

Why adopt Open Science practices?

  • It maximises the potential of research and education outputs by allowing researchers to reuse and repurpose outputs in novel and innovative ways.
  • Gives greater accessibility and transparency of the research process.
  • Allows replication and verification of research findings which can also lead to more collaboration.
  • Opens the academic environment to members of the public – their knowledge and insights are invaluable to informing the research process.

As a researcher, what can I do?

In adopting Open Science practices, researchers are encouraged to:

  • Make data linked to your research findings as open as possible to enable others to verify and replicate your conclusions.
  • Make any software or code you use available to aid others in reproducing your research.
  • Use persistent unique identifiers. Get an ORCID for yourself, and use DOIs to identify your outputs.
  • Consider applying a reuse license to your research and education outputs.

How is UCL supporting Open Science and Scholarship?

The role of the UCL Office for Open Science & Scholarship

Dr Paul Ayris outlines the development of the Office for Open Science & Scholarship and the role it plays in this talk presented at a webinar organised by the Eutopia consortium and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (February 2022). 

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