By Kirsty, on 17 July 2023
UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship and the local chapter of the UK Reproducibility Network are excited to announce the first Open Science and Scholarship Awards at UCL. UCL has been a pioneer in promoting open science practices, which include Open Access Publishing, Open Data and Software, Transparency, Reproducibility and other Open Methodologies, as well as the creation and use of Open Educational Resources, Citizen Science, Public Involvement, Co-production and Communication.
With these awards, we want to recognise and celebrate all UCL students and staff who embrace, advance, and promote open science.
Who is eligible?
All UCL students (undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and postgraduate research) and staff from any department/discipline, including professional services staff, can apply or be nominated.
Application and Nomination
You can apply or nominate someone else for the award by completing this form. We have kept the form as simple as possible to encourage as many applications as possible. You will be asked to (i) briefly describe the activity (max 200 words) and (ii) explain how the activity has promoted open science (max 300 words) for example by implementing open science practices, enhancing their adoption or impact, using open access resources in research and teaching, or any improvements to open practices.
Examples of activities include (but are not limited to):
- applying open science practices in research
- organising open science training/workshops locally or for a wider audience
- building and coordinating a community around open research practices
- supporting researchers with data management to promote reproducibility
- developing open software and analytical tools
- leading or supporting citizen science initiatives
- authoring or co-authoring open research guidelines, standards, and policies
- designing templates to enable open research practices
- developing open datasets or databases that are used by other researchers
- revise a module’s reading list to rely predominantly on open access resources/textbooks
- Use of open access resources, including textbooks
- Activities by students
- Activities by academic staff
- Activities by professional services staff
- Winners in each category will be awarded 100GBP as a cash prize as well as a certificate. All winners will be invited to briefly present their research at the Awards ceremony.
- Each category will also name up to two Honourable Mentions that will receive a certificate.
Application deadline: Sunday 27 August 2023
Results communicated: Friday 29 September 2023
An award ceremony will take place during the Open Access Week in the third week of October 2023.