UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship
Importance of Open Science during Covid-19
Dr Paul Ayris, UCL Pro Vice Provost and Director of Library Services, explains UCL's position on supporting Open Science/Scholarship and research transparency in the context of Covid-19.
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?
- A design framework and exemplar metrics for FAIRness (June 2018)
- Open Science and Universities: managing the change
- Delivering the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): Principle and Practice in delivering Open Science
- Ayris, P. et al. Open Science and its role in universities: a roadmap for cultural change. 2018 May.
- The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship (March 2016)