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Where can you get help with Open Research?
Here you can find information about resources and support to help you on your Open Research journey. There is a vibrant and growing international community of researchers, service providers, funders and other stakeholders committed to furthering the cause of Open Research, and there are a number of training resources available to those find out about about open practices and learn new skills. There are even some funding opportunities for researchers wishing to pursue Open Research projects.
There are also grass-roots initiatives beginning to emerge in the University itself as students and researchers make common cause to learn and implement open ways of working and to share experience and skills. An example of such a group is the SPCLS Coding Club. If you would like us to list your group, or to ask for support setting one up, get in touch!
If you need any help, you can always contact the Research Engagement team. We can provide advice and support relating to publications, data and software and other aspects of Open Research.
Open Science MOOC
A free online resource designed to help equip students and researchers with the skills they need to excel in a modern research environment. It is product of an ongoing international collaboration of hundreds of researchers and practitioners who are committed to furthering the progress of Open Research.
FOSTER Open Science
The FOSTER portal is an e-learning platform that brings together the best training resources addressed to those who need to know more about Open Science, or need to develop strategies and skills for implementing Open Science practices in their daily workflows.
Open Science: Sharing Your Research with the World
A MOOC on Open Science from TU Delft, covering general principles of open science, research data management, Open Access publication, and usign social media to increase your visibility.
Open Science Knowledge Base
A comprehensive knowledge base designed to serve as a practical, hands-on introduction and reference resource for budding and veteran open scientists.
Many funders appreciate the importance of Open Research, and some are directing funds towards activities that support Open Research. Here are a few examples.
Frictionless Data Fellows Programme
The Frictionless Data Reproducible Research Fellows Programme, supported by the Open Knowledge Foundation and the Sloan Foundation, is recruiting and training early career researchers to become champions of reproducible tools and approaches in their field.
Wellcome Trust Open Research Fund
Funding of up to £50,000 is available to postdoctoral researchers for projects of up to one year in duration to develop and test innovative ways of making health research open, accessible and reusable.
University clubs, projects and initiatives
SPCLS Coding Club
Contains information about sessions and course materials: using University computing resources, coding for complete beginners, Unix basics, introduction to R and python.