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Membership 2019/20

(Chair) Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research

(Research Infrastructure & Governance)

Professor Stephen Jarvis

Appointed academic members

Professor Robin Ball (Physics)

Dr Noortje Marres (Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies)

Professor Mark Philp (History)

Dr Steve Royle (Warwick Medical School)

Dr Bryan Brazeau (School for Cross-Faculty Studies)

Librarian

Robin Green

Head of Scholarly Communications, Library

Yvonne Budden

Assistant Director (Research Support & Contracts, R&IS)

Dr Navdeep Bains

Research Data Officer, Library

Dr Heather Lawler

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Terms of Reference

The Open Research Group will utilise the following definition of ‘Open Research’:

Open Research embodies the principle of openness throughout the whole scholarly lifecycle. ‘Open Research’ is interchangeable with the commonly-used ‘Open Science’ but being more inclusive is the University’s preferred term.

Open Research can be described as:

“…the practice [of research] in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods.”

“…an umbrella term that involves various movements aiming to remove the barriers for sharing any kind of output, resources, methods or tools, at any stage of the research process.”

[Quotations from FOSTER (The Future of Science is Open) https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/]

  • Be the advisory body for the University regarding developments relating to Open Research and their relevance to the University’s research and other scholarly interests;
  • Promote awareness and understanding of issues relating to Open Research;
  • Instigate, advise on and support Open Research-related initiatives and practices;
  • Make recommendations to Research Committee and other bodies as appropriate on relevant policy, services and requirements.

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Reporting Structure

The Open Research Group reports to the Research Committee.

Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of the Committee Structure.

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Secretariat

Dr Heather Lawler (

Papers for consideration by the Open Research Group should be submitted to the Secretary two weeks in advance of the meeting at which they are to be considered.

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