An Introduction to Open Science – DCC Workshop 27th October 2016

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The Digital Curation Centre is running a half-day workshop in York on 27th October entitled “An Introduction to Open Science” which will be appropriate for all researchers, research students and research support professionals:

An Introduction to Open Science

Open Science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods. Open Research applies similar practices to the social sciences and humanities, combining elements such as Open Access to publications, open data, Open Source code and open methodologies ‘in order to make clear accounts of the methodology freely available via the internet, along with any data or results extracted or derived from them’.

This half-day training course:

– Explains the drivers behind Open Science;

– Provides opportunities to discuss the arguments around Openness with colleagues from a range of backgrounds;

– Introduces useful resources to help you apply Open Science concepts in your own practice.

The agenda comprises a mixture of presentations and interactive exercises.

The workshop costs £150 which includes all refreshments.
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Find out more about Participatory Action Research with training days in 2017

collaboration-1106196_960_720Three workshops are being offered by the Participatory Research Hub for those interested in finding out more about this way of researching in collaboration. The workshops are open to those new to and established as researchers in universities, the voluntary and public sectors, communities and activists. Participatory research is an excellent route to research impact and one of the courses focusses on ways to involve policy-makers and practitioners in research that helps to develop policy and practice.

The three courses, all to be held at the Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College, Durham University are:

  • Participatory Action Research 1: Introduction to PAR, 3rd February 2017
  • Participatory Action Research 2: Embedding participation in research practice, 3 March 2017
  • Developing Policy and Practice through Participatory Research, 15 May 2017

To find out more about the workshops and to book your place visit:

For further advice, information and toolkits about participatory research visit: