Accelerating science, understanding impact: the promise of open science
|Dates:||6 February 2017|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute of Innovation Research|
|Venue opening hours:||1-2pm (coffee from 12.45pm)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Open science aims to accelerate scientific progress to turn what is discovered into benefits for all.
Researchers increasingly share their findings and research outputs in new, open and accessible ways, resulting in greater discoverability of their work for others to scrutinise and build upon.
This presents exciting opportunities for research evaluators; providing a more holistic view of the products and outputs of research;
enabling new indicators to be developed that describe the qualities, value and characteristics of research, beyond a focus on research articles and traditional outputs;
and provides the potential for greater understanding of the myriad routes to impact.
The challenge is to harness this potential to best effect, to reward and recognise activity that improves and enhances science while avoiding perverse incentives.
This keynote will provide a summary of the context and opportunities that open science presents for research evaluation, explores the challenges and poses some potential solutions.
Role: Director of Strategic Initiatives
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