Open Access Week 2022: Open Access and Practice Based Research

Today’s post focuses on how practice-based research may benefit from being made more effectively shared. At Westminster we have prioritised improving our institutional repository (WestminsterResearch) to better support non-text based (also known as non-traditional) output types.See article : Evans, Jenny, Nina Watts, Taylor Mudd, and Tom Renner. 2022. “From Legacy to Next Generation: A Story …

Open Access Week 2022: How do we keep the open science momentum going?

This is a guest blog post from Dr Sam Westwood, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster. Sam founded and runs the RIOT Science Club (https://riotscience.co.uk/), a forum where researchers can learn about Open Research reforms and practices. The RIOT Science club aims to foster Reproducible, Interpretable, Open & Transparent Science. Sam also runs ReproducibiliTea …

Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice

International Open Access Week (October 24-30) is a time to advocate for openness as the default for research and to ensure that equity is at the center of this work. This year’s theme is “Open for Climate Justice” and seeks to raise awareness around how open enables climate justice. Climate Justice is an explicit acknowledgement …

Open Access Week 2022: Events Coming Up

International Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice, 24-30 October, 2022 This year the focus of International Open Access Week is ‘Open for Climate Justice’. During the week we will be releasing daily blog posts from our open access week team at Westminster. Look out for these from 24 October. Events & Resources from …

Research information and reporting at UoW

Hello, I’m Abel Tesfai. I work in the Research Environment and Scholarly Communications team within the R&KE Office as the university’s Research Information Support Officer. With all the conversation ongoing around REF data, I wanted to take the opportunity to explain how we handle and manage research data, why we do so, and what your …

Two Experiences of REF ‘From the Other Side’

The results of REF 2021 will be published on 12th May. In advance of this, we caught up with two Westminster researchers who sat on REF panels this year, Roland Dannreuther and Ian Locke. Each share an interesting insight into the other side of the REF process. Roland Dannreuther is a Professor in the School …

UKRI Equality Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Consultation

On 4th March, 30 colleagues from across the University met to discuss the implications of UKRI’s new strategy, and to feed in to our institutional response to their call for consultation on the document. UKRI’s strategy is underpinned by their ambition to create a research and innovation system where: Everyone feels included, is heard, respected …