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Open Research Week 2024: Monday, 26 February, Introduction

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posted on 2024-03-05, 14:00 authored by Loughborough University, De Montfort University, The University of Leicester, Laurian WilliamsonLaurian Williamson, Dan ParsonsDan Parsons, Mark HahnelMark Hahnel, Sarah GunnSarah Gunn, Gareth ColeGareth Cole

Opening address / Prof Dan Parsons, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Loughborough University

Dan Parsons obtained his PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2004 and has been an academic in Earth Sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Hull. He was the founding and inaugural Director of a University-wide Energy and Environment Institute (EEI) in 2017. The Institute grew under his leadership, bringing together a multidisciplinary team of more than 180 researchers to conduct impactful research on the global challenges presented by environmental change. Professor Parsons joined Loughborough University in September 2022 as the Pro Vic-Chancellor for Research and Innovation.

Global academic publishing: where will experimentation lead? / Mark Hahnel, VP of Open Research at Digital Science, Founder of Figshare

Mark Hahnel is the VP Open Research at Digital Science. He is the founder of Figshare, which he created whilst completing his PhD in stem cell biology at Imperial College London. Figshare currently provides research data infrastructure for institutions, publishers and funders globally. He is passionate about open science and the potential it has to revolutionize the research community.

Building a grassroots community: the role of a URKN local network lead / Dr Sarah Gunn, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, local UKRN network lead, University of Leicester

Sarah is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in clinical psychology at the University of Leicester. She has been the local network lead for a little under two years, and she’s enjoying working with UKRN and with the UoL team to promote open research as a grassroots lead. Her research interests are clinically-orientated, which brings up specific challenges around supporting people to do open, robust research in clinical populations and settings.


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