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Next steps for open research

May 2022


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


This conference looks at the future of open research.


Taking place following the introduction of elements of UKRI’s new open access policy from this April, it will be an opportunity to examine the impact of the new regulations within the wider development of open research.


Areas for discussion include:


  • next steps - UKRI priorities - open research cultures - partnerships - skills - funding and incentives
  • research outputs - data sharing - intellectual property - open access - quality and reproducibility - infrastructure
  • maximising impact - learning from the pandemic - national scientific and societal benefit - tackling global challenges - agility and responsiveness
  • global dimension - the role of open research in international research cooperation - next steps for the relationship with the EU

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Rachel Bruce, Head of Open Science, UKRI; Michael Arentoft, Deputy Head, Open Science Unit, European Commission; and Professor Geoffrey Boulton, Regius Professor of Geology Emeritus, University of Edinburgh, and Board Member, International Science Council.


The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from DfE; the IPO; Government Office for Science; DHSC; BEIS; the CMA; DAERA, NI; DoE, NI; the UKSA; and The Scottish Government.



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles