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Thank you for all your great submissions for the York Open Research Awards!

Our judging panel will read through these shortly and contact all entrants by early June.

We will aim to announce the awardees publicly mid-late June and highlight their projects and initiatives here in due course.

These awards provide an inclusive opportunity to highlight projects and initiatives across all disciplines which engage with, reflect upon or advocate for open research practices and principles. We are celebrating case studies from across our research community, in particular work which encourages dialogue and broader thinking about open research and its implementation. This year’s awards have been organised in collaboration between the University Open Research Advocates, Operations and Strategy Groups, with support from Research England Enhancing Research Culture funding.

This year we are inviting entrants to submit a brief case study (between 250-500 words) reflecting upon how open research practices and principles are embedded in the work, and any benefits or challenges encountered or dealt with along the way. While the research context is important to set the scene, the focus of the case study should be on the experiences of the researcher(s) and what lessons were learnt through engagement with open research practice. 

We are offering three ECR prizes of £500 for student or PGR-led projects (one from each academic faculty: Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences). We are also offering a £1,000 prize for one submission from a research group, and additional prizes will be awarded for eligible projects at the discretion of the judging panel. All entrants will also receive a goody bag of York Open Research merchandise (subject to availability)!

Last year’s diverse range of awardees included the open access Aspectus postgraduate community journal (History of Art), the open source JBU dataset visualisation tool (Electronic Engineering and Biology), and a preregistered study on English comprehension and production by Arabic and Chinese learners (Education). All thirteen of last year’s winners are listed here, and the Open Research Skills Framework provides further examples of how such practices and principles can be applied at various stages in the research lifecycle. 

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