Open up your research

Learn about the different ways you can open up your research.

Open Research is not an 'all or nothing' approach. You can start with small changes and focus on opening up one particular stage of your research. You can engage with Open Research from an early stage in your project, such as through preregistering your research study or trial, which helps you to carefully operationalise your research plan and be transparent if any changes in the study occur over the course of the project. You can even engage in Open Research retrospectively by making your published research outputs open via an institutional or data repository.
There is no set pathway to achieving open research, instead it is about adopting the open practices that make sense for you and your research and which can produce enduring benefits to your research communities.

Click below to find out more information on making different parts of your research as open as possible.

The definitions section of this website has a list of terminology often used when discussing Open Research and OA publishing. We recommend having the definitions tab open to quickly refer to as you learn more about Open Research.

What is Open Research  The Principles