UKRN survey of UK universities' Open Research policies now live

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The UKRN OR4 survey of UK universities' policies and practices relating to researcher assessment and Open Research is now live. 

The Open and Responsible Researcher Reward and Recognition (OR4) project is part of the UK Reproducibility Network’s Open Research Programme. Its aim is to develop a toolkit to support institutional implementation of responsible researcher assessment practices that reward and recognise Open Research. More information about the project can be found at

UKRN has invited all UK universities to take part in a survey asking about institutional policies and practices relating to the assessment of researchers and Open Research. The organisation wants to understand how institutions are responding to the responsible research assessment and Open Research agendas, and what support requirements they have. The survey will help the project map current practices and needs, in order to inform development of project resources and establish a baseline against which future progress in the sector can be measured. Results of the survey will be published in due course.

Organisers are inviting one survey response per institution, to be co-ordinated by a lead respondent with relevant responsibility/knowledge. In the first instance invitations were sent to PVCs for Research or equivalents, and, in the case of UKRN members, Institutional Leads.

For more information contact Robert Darby, Research Data Manager, University of Reading at

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