The Open Research Skills Framework provides an overview of open research practices and principles which can be applied to projects across all disciplines.
This framework was created in partnership with practitioners and is intended for researchers of all levels, and across all disciplines.
The Open Research team are keen to hear if you have any questions or thoughts on the framework, and particularly interested to hear from any researchers who are considering adapting the framework to suit their discipline. A feedback form is provided here.
The University's Open Research Statement outlines the core idea behind open research: "all aspects of the research cycle should be shared and accessible where possible. Research across all of our academic disciplines at York should be open as possible, as closed as necessary."
These terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but are based on the same principles of collaboration and accountability. Open research is relevant to all researchers (not just scientists), but its applications will differ between disciplines.
OER (Open Educational Resources) are teaching and learning materials which are free to access and openly licensed to enable reuse.
OER can be built on the findings and outputs of open research, and encompass a range of formats including courseware, textbooks, games and videos.
The White Rose Libraries OER Toolkit provides information and tools to help academic and library staff to understand, engage with, and sustain OER in their work and practice.
The University's Research Publications and Open Access Policy comes into effect on 1st March 2023 and applies to all scholarly research articles (including conference proceedings) by University of York research staff that are submitted for publication from this date onward.
The policy aims to:
Further information can be found on our dedicated practical guide.
Open research is built on accessible, reusable, reproducible, collaborative and transparent practices.
Research should allow anyone, whether from the academic community or general public, to access knowledge.
Research data and publications can be interrogated, built upon and adapted.
Research methods and data are made available for others to replicate and validate.
Research should be promoted across borders, cultures and disciplines to create benefits for all.
Research should be open as possible, as closed as necessary.
The Open Research team offer training to postgraduate researchers and staff through the Building Research and Innovation Capacity (BRIC) programme.
If you need information, take a look at the:
You can also contact the team by email email@example.com to:
Alternatively, book an Open Research Online Appointment to discuss your individual needs.