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Postdoc representatives sought for University's Open Research Working Group

last modified Feb 21, 2018 03:47 PM
The Open Research Working Group will convene in 2018 to define and develop the University’s approach to open research, including open access to publications and open research data. The working group is seeking two postdoc representatives with some background or interest in open research, one from STEM and one from AHSS.

This opportunity may appeal to those working in the open technology area, with OpenPlant or who have received OpenPlant or SynBio Fund support and have some interest in or experience of open research.

Remit of the Working Group

The Open Research Working Group will be convened in the Lent Term 2018 to clarify the University’s needs and expectations on Open Research. The group will define and agree on the University’s stance on Open Research and help shape service, infrastructure and policy developments in response to the Open Research agenda. Broadly speaking, Open Research is taken to mean the overall drive towards sharing (data, method, outputs) of University research, and the changing research and dissemination practices intended to maximise public access to these. Open Research is inclusive of Open Access to research publications and doctoral theses and the processes and planning involved in research data management which can, where appropriate, lead to the sharing of Open Data.

Level of Commitment

The working group is a short-term commitment of 4-5 meetings between Feb and June 2018. It is an excellent opportunity to voice the perspective of postdocs in how the University addresses this important topic, as well as valuable experience in University policy making.

Contact james.brown@admin.cam.ac.uk if you are interested in this opportunity.

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