A study investigating the current attitudes and actual practices of researchers to open science, the barriers that inhibit or prevent researchers from practising open science; and the measures research funders can take to mitigate these barriers.
For the purpose of this study “open science” is defined as the sharing and reuse of research outputs, in particular research data, articles and code. We will examine the sharing and reuse of these three categories of outputs separately.
Through a mixed approach of an online survey and focus group discussions with researchers, we investigated:
The research specifically targeted researchers funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council, and provides essential baseline information to inform funders' open science strategy.
Towards Open Research: what ESRC-funded researchers tell us. UK Data Service.
Open Research: practices, experiences, barriers and opportunities.[Data Collection]. UK Data Service.
Principal Investigator: Veerle Van den Eynden, UK Data Service
Co-Investigators: Gareth Knight, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Anca Vlad, UK Data Service
Funder: Wellcome Trust
Dates: June - September 2016
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Expert Advisory Group
Barry Radler, University of Wisconsin
Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee
David Leon, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Frank Manista, Jisc
Jimmy Whitworth, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Louise Corti, UK Data Service