UK Reproducibility Network: Open and Transparent Research Practices Survey

Lukas Hughes-Noehrer, Noémie Aubert Bonn, Marcello De Maria, Thomas Rhys Evans, Emily K. Farran, Laura Fortunato, Emma L. Henderson, Neil Jacobs, Marcus R. Munafò, Suzanne L. K. Stewart, Andrew J. Stewart

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Openness and transparency in the research process are a prerequisite to the production of high quality research outputs. Efforts to maximise these features have substantially accelerated in recent years, placing open and transparent research practices at the forefront of funding and related priorities, and encouraging investment in resources and infrastructure to enable such practices. Despite these efforts, there has been no systematic documentation of current practices, infrastructure, or training and resources that support open and transparent research in the UK. To address this gap, we developed and conducted the Open and Transparent Research Practices survey, a large-scale audit study completed by research-active staff in UK research institutions to better understand existing practices, needs, support, and barriers faced when implementing open and transparent research. The data presented here capture responses from over 2,500 research-active staff based at 15 institutions affiliated with the UK Reproducibility Network. The data provide a snapshot of open research practices that can be used to identify barriers, training needs, and areas that require greater investments.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherResearch Square
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2024


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