The report provides lessons and recommended practices for all those funding and designing social science research for development and seeking to maximise its impact beyond academia.
This quasi-systematic review uses a critical disability framework to assess definitions of disability, use of critical disability approaches, and hierarchies of credibility in library and information science (LIS) research between 1978 and 2018.
This study aimed to conceptualize the requirements for systemically implementing takt production within projects and organizations in the form of a maturity level model.
In May 2019, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries hosted 'Advancing Open,' a gathering for Canadian scholarly communication practitioners to discuss ways to advance open scholarship in Canada. This report summarises the discussion from the event, outlining the state of open scholarship in Canada and...
This report sets out advice by Professor Adam Tickell, Chair of the UK Open Access Co-ordination Group, on open access to research policy. The independent advice was requested by Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson in July 2015.
This is the second independent report on Open Access received from Professor Adam Tickell, Chair of the UK Open Access Co-ordination Group. It presents a refreshed evidence base, and answers specific questions requested by the Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, in November 2017.
Social interoperability in research support: cross-campus partnerships and the university research enterprise
This report defines social interoperability and describes the network of campus units involved in major areas of university research support services. It concludes by offering recommendations for cultivating successful cross-campus relationships.
This guide shows that there are steps that academics can take to improve their engagement with public policy and to make it meaningful for their research. While these activities may involve an investment of time, they offer the opportunity to make a tangible difference, and...
Improved wellbeing or distress? Measuring the impacts of participation in a COVID-19 survey on participant wellbeing
For many throughout the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in drastic changes to life and social circumstances through health concerns related to the fear of infection with coronavirus, the negative impact of physical distancing measures and economic upheaval. For these reasons, COVID-19-related research has...
Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are a crucial technical component of the modern scholarly information system. The fact that PIDs are built to operate ‘between’ systems and to serve as linking structures gives them a special resonance in open research systems.