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Accelerating the uptake of high quality open research practices by Dr Neil Jacobs
31 October 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm GMT
About the speaker
Neil Jacobs gained his PhD in information science from Loughborough in 2000, then joined the team running the ESRC’s then projects and outcomes database. In 2005 he joined the national education and research digital infrastructure agency Jisc, leading national programmes and services in open science, and ending up in 2019 as lead for Jisc’s strategy to support research. During that time he spent a year on secondment to the UK Government as co-head of open science and was also programme manager for the international Plan S Open Access funder alliance. From 2020-2022 he was a leading member of UKRI’s strategy team on research culture and integrity, before joining UKRN in 2022 as head of the UKRN open research programme.
About the talk
Neil Jacobs will outline the aims and main activities in the five-year UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) open research programme, which runs until 2026. It aims to accelerate the uptake of high-quality open research practices. The programme has three main strands, on evaluation, on training, and on sharing and improving institutional policies and practices, including on recruitment and promotion of researchers. Neil will set out those strands, the wider sector context in which they sit, the work that’s been done so far, what’s next, and some potential opportunities to get involved. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.