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International Open Access Week

Join us for White Rose ReproducibiliTea and more events celebrating open access approaches to research.

International Open Access Week begins on Monday 21 October and this year’s theme is “It matters how we open knowledge: Building structural equity”.

To celebrate, we’ve joined forces with our White Rose colleagues to offer a series of events from Tuesday 26 October to Thursday 28 October.

These events will explore and discuss open and reproducible research practices taking place at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, whilst drawing on themes of collaboration and this year’s Open Access Week theme.

The White Rose Universities are each committed to fostering a culture of open research amongst their academic communities, based on the principle that any aspect of the research cycle can be shared freely and made available for reuse by anyone in the world. These events are aimed primarily at researchers from all three institutions and will showcase different approaches taken across a variety of disciplines and at different career stages.

All events are free to attend and further details and registration links can be found below:

White Rose Open Research Showcase for International Open Access Week, Tuesday 26 October, 12:30–2pm

Researchers at Leeds, Sheffield and York share experiences of adopting open research practices across a wide range of collaborative projects.

Celebration of Open Research at The University of Sheffield, Wednesday 27 October, 10–11:30am

Join us for a celebration of Open Research at the University of Sheffield with the winners of the Library’s inaugural Open Research Prize.

White Rose ReproducibiliTea, Thursday 28 October, 10–11am

Jointly organised by the ReproducibiliTea journal clubs of the White Rose Universities, this event invites researchers to discuss the concepts raised in “Cultural Psychology, Diversity, and Representation in Open Science” by Moin Syed and Ummul-Kiram Kathawalla.

Open Research Conversation: The Future of Publishing, Thursday 28 October, 12:00–1:30pm

From Open Access to pre-registration, publishing is changing. This session asks what could scholarly publishing look like in the future?

Join us online for one or all of these events and follow @OpenResLeeds for the latest news about open research.