EARMA Conference Oslo


The role of open science

What are publishers doing to promote responsible research?


Becky Hill


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    Matt Cannon


EARMA Conference Oslo

Format: Oral 30 Minutes

Topic: Open Science & Responsible Research & Innovation

Session: FOR4 - Open Science & Responsible R & I: by Becky Hill et al; Sam Hall et al

Thursday 5 May 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. (UTC)


In May 2021, the UKRI published a report outlining the funders’ role in ensuring a responsible research culture and assessment practices – highlighting the importance of diversity, collaboration, and the need for change in research assessment. The European Commission identified open access as one of the five central themes of responsible research and innovation. But what about the role of the scholarly publisher? Scholarly publishers play a vital role in facilitating open access and open science policy and practice, but open science requires collaboration among all the stakeholders in the scholarly ecosystem.

Much more than open access, open science is rapidly becoming an approach that researchers, institutions, and funders are embracing as a way to help deliver a more constructive and effective research culture, one that is aligned with initiatives such as DORA, and one that will bring benefits to the whole research system. Specifically, publishers are working hard to enable more rapid and earlier access and discoverability to all types of research output from across the research cycle. Demand for more rapid and fuller access to research needs to be accompanied by mechanisms that support responsible research practices and that can safeguard trust in research.

Join Matt Cannon, Head of Open Research at Taylor & Francis, and Becky Hill, Strategic Partnership Manager at F1000, for an overview of how publishers can contribute to responsible research through open science practices - a more transparent and collaborative way of sharing knowledge, with benefits for all the stakeholders in research. We’ll introduce examples of the ways in which scholarly publishers are adapting their services to reduce research waste, from introducing data and code sharing practices, ensuring precise metadata, to enabling a breadth of article types to make research in all its forms and formats, as discoverable and usable as possible.

We will introduce scholarly publishing solutions which have been designed with openness, transparency, and the reproducibility of research outputs at their core, as well as providing credit and visibility for researchers for all the contributions that they make to research.

This presentation will show practical ways in which collaboration between the key stakeholders in the scholarly research system can facilitate the shift to open science, and bring about real change in how we discover, value, and use research – to the benefit of our shared research system and society as a whole.