Open research extends the principles of open access publishing to the whole research lifecycle, including research protocols, data, code, software, and much more. It is about being as open as possible, as often as possible, and only being as closed as necessary.Through planning, many elements of the research lifecycle can be made open, transparent, and reproducible.
Sometimes referred to as open science, open research encompasses all disciplines and types of research.
Open research practices also align with the University of Melbourne’s Principles for Open Access to Research Outputs at Melbourne.
By engaging with Open Research you are enabling greater transparency and reproducibility to be applied to your work and research outputs. This, in turn, may lead to;
This guide has been designed to introduce you to the practical steps you can take to open the research lifecycle. For more information on each of these topics and where they sit in the research ecosystem, visit the University of Melbourne's Open Scholarship information hub.
Broadly, this resource has been organised from steps to take from planning your research, through to the publication of results.