Reproducibilitea 2024-04-18


April 18, 2024

The Turing Way project illustration by Scriberia. Used under a CC-BY 4.0 licence. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3332807


The chosen articles that we will review and discuss is from Ecology and Evolution

Harnessing science-based policy is key to addressing global challenges like the biodiversity and climate crises. Open research principles underpin effective science-based policy, but the uptake of these principles is likely constrained by the politicisation, commoditisation and conflicting motives of stakeholders in the research landscape. Here, using the mission and vision statements from 129 stakeholders from across the research landscape, we explore alignment in open research principles between stakeholders. We find poor alignment between stakeholders, largely focussed around journals, societies and funders, all of which have low open research language-use. We argue that this poor alignment stifles knowledge flow within the research landscape, ultimately limiting the mobilisation of impactful science-based policy. We offer recommendations on how the research landscape could embrace open research principles to accelerate societies’ ability to solve global challenges.

Zuzanna Zagrodzka (PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) will take us through her recently published paper looking at the alignment of open research policy in stakeholders, its impact and recommendations on improving the situation.


This event will be hybrid, if you wish to attend in person we will be meeting in Meeting Room 105 of the The Arts Tower.

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2024-04-18 @ 14:00

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