Edinburgh Open Research Conference – Call for Contributions

The University’s Library Research Support Team and grassroots organisations Edinburgh ReproducibiliTea and Edinburgh Open Research Initiative (EORI) are joining forces to launch the first Edinburgh Open Research Conference.  Which will be held in the John McIntyre Conference Centre and Online on the 27th May 2022. If you would like to participate in this exciting new event then This Call for Contributions is your invitation to get involved.


Open research (a.k.a. “open science” or “open scholarship”) refers to a collection of practices and principles around transparency, reproducibility and integrity in research.

As an active member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and a signatory of DORA, Edinburgh is committed to making open research the new normal by supporting and encouraging the adoption of good open research practice throughout the University. This represents a significant change in the way research will be conducted, and how the next generation of researchers will be trained. That is why we are launching this new conference.

You will hear about the work the University is doing to support your move towards Open Research, but more than that it will be a chance for you to discuss the challenges and opportunities that Open Research will bring to your work, and to network with colleagues from other disciplines and institutions who will be facing those too.

We are also excited to announce that our keynote speaker for this conference will be Professor Stephen Curry from Imperial College London, who also is the Chair of DORA.

The conference will be free to attend and is open to those within the University of Edinburgh as well as external attendees, from all disciplines, backgrounds, and roles. In particular, we are hoping to welcome undergraduate and postgraduate students to this event.

The schedule will consist of talks, workshops and poster sessions, both with internal and external presenters.

Further Information about the conference can be accessed from the Edinburgh Open Research Conference 2022 | The University of Edinburgh webpage which will be updated regularly.

How to Contribute

If you would like to participate in this conference submit an abstract of maximum 500 words using the submission form at http://journals.ed.ac.uk/eor/index. Please make sure your contribution is accessible to those from different disciplines and backgrounds.

The deadline for contributions 31 March 2pm, except for posters which is 15 April 2pm.

Visit the Edinburgh Open Research Conference 2022 | The University of Edinburgh for more details on the themes and types of contribution.

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