ORCC and the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) are pleased to announce the release of three primers on Open Research .
These new primers will help potential applicants and those new in post to understand what’s involved in different open research activities. They give an overview of skills and knowledge needed, the type of day to day activities involved and links to resources and key networks to get further support.
Many new roles have emerged over the last few years to facilitate the progress of open research within institutions. These roles may be positioned in different parts of a research organisation – the research office, the library, the faculty – every organisation is different. However, there are core activities that remain the same.
Recruiting and retaining staff is a challenge. Many institutions do not receive applications from the right type of candidate and need to advertise several times. Training is usually on-the-job and experienced staff become highly employable and often leave to go to another institution. ORCC and UKRN hope these primers will improve understanding of what these roles entail in order to encourage more applicants and support those already in post.
Take a look at the primers here: