10/11/2015

Vitae Connections: Supporting Open Researchers, 1 December, Leeds

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A wide range of organisations involved in research have ‘open’ on their horizons. Governments, policy makers, funders and the public globally have increasing expectations that the outputs of publicly funded research should be available for the public good. The European Commission recommends strengthening of the knowledge-based economy through open science and open innovation. Institutions are focusing effort on open access, institutional repositories for publications and data, the digital infrastructure to make ‘open’ possible, and the greater engagement of the public and research users at all stages in research.

This event responds to the increasing expectations for researchers to be more ‘open’ in their research through open access publication, open data, and their social media presence. It aims to explore implications for the professional and career development of researchers; taking into account the competencies needed for success in an open research environment and developed through being an Open Researcher.

Outcomes of attending this event:

Staff/Researcher developers, HR/Career specialists, Research managers and administrators

  • enhance your understanding of the open research environment
  • design relevant and well-informed training and development opportunities to help your researchers thrive in an open research environment
  • invest in your own professional development
  • network with colleagues

Academics, Senior managers, Research leaders, Funders

  • be aware of strategic implications of the open research environment for developing the next generation of researchers
  • ensure your researchers are well-positioned to take advantage of open research for better visibility of their research
  • enhance the visibility and reputation of your institution
  • network with colleagues

Book your place HERE