Our York Open Research community of practice brings together researchers, PGRs and professional services staff to discuss and support open research in different areas.
Our network of Open Research Advocates was launched in January 2021 to help promote and support open research practice locally within schools and departments. The network currently has around 30 members, representing all three academic faculties and a wide range of career stages and roles.
There are also a growing number of practitioner-led groups and initiatives across the University with an interest in supporting and advocating for open research practice. If you are aware of, or involved in, any groups not listed below then please get in touch via our feedback form.
The Archaeology Data Service (ADS), is a non-profit organisation hosted by the University of York. A world-leading digital repository for heritage data, ADS is an open access accredited digital archive for archaeological research outputs. The Archaeology department also hosts Internet Archaeology - an open access, independent journal which has been awarded the Directory of Open Access Journals Seal.
Aspectus is an open access journal for visual culture, run by doctoral students in the History of Art Department with a commitment to the principles of equality through access.
The journal editorial board received a York Open Research Award in 2022.
York Papers in Linguistics is a long-running open access journal run by postgraduates in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science, aimed at highlighting research in the area of linguistics at York.
The Department of Psychology Open Science Interest Group promotes and monitors the use of open science practices in their department and offers support for those who wish to engage in open science by organising workshops, sharing educational resources, and organising peer support.
ReproducibiliTea York is an informal ECR-led forum to discuss issues of open science and consider the reproducibility of research practices. They meet fortnightly in the Department of Psychology and welcome researchers from across disciplines.
The group received a York Open Research Award in 2021.
Education Research for Open Science (EROS) is an Open Science working group within the Department of Education who believe that the evidence based benefits of open science practices can apply to all paradigms/approaches, though at different levels and in different ways.
The OASIS database makes research on language learning, use and education available and accessible to a wide audience through one-page summaries of published research articles.
IRIS is a free, searchable, up- and downloadable collection of datasets and instruments, materials, and stimuli that are used to elicit data for research into first, second, and foreign languages. It also hosts postprints of publications in the language sciences.