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Parallel Session 1b: New Horizons in Open Research: Open research methods

Thu Sep 12/ 11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
Open Science is often equated with open access to articles and, increasingly, to data and software. It is also seen to be driven primarily by the Biomedical and Life sciences and of little real relevance to the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS). But Open Science is about the nature of scholarship in the 21st Century. It is as much about process and practice - the ‘where, how and when’ - as it is about the ‘what’. With increasing concerns about the reliability of research, this session focuses on the ‘how’ of scholarship. If good practice leads to good research, how do more open methodologies improve that practice and provide benefits - not just for individual researchers but for research and scholarship itself - and what relevance, if any, does this have to HASS …?