This course introduces some practical steps toward making your research more open. We begin by exploring the practical implications of open research, and the benefits it can deliver for research integrity and public trust, as well as benefits you will accrue in your own work. After a short elaboration of some useful rules of thumb, we move quickly onto some more practical steps towards meeting contemporary best practice in open research, and introduce some useful discipline specific resources. Upon completing this course, you will:

  • understand the practical implications of taking a more open approach to research
  • be prepared to meet expectations relating to openness from funders, publishers and peers 
  • be able to reap the benefits of working openly
  • have an understanding of the guiding principles to follow when building openness in to your research workflow
  • know about some useful tools and resources to help you embed Open Science into work research practices