Open Research Discussion

Now that you have completed the Open Research Unit, you may have many ideas, thoughts, and questions you want to explore. The discussion forum is a chance for you to further explore the material and reflect on what you have read or learned on this topic. This activity should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

To complete this activity:

  • Write a post in the discussion forum. You may use your own website or blog to post a response and provide a link in the discussion forum. If you would like to share your thoughts publicly to encourage conversation, use the Twitter hashtag #POSEUBC (Links to an external site.).
  • Contribute to the conversation by responding or asking questions in the forum

Discussion Topic

When we think open, it’s often framed in a discussion of access, as we encountered during the Open Access module. Open within research also helps to address issues of reproducibility in one’s work which in turn has impacts on such things as public trust in research outputs and the quality of policy that we are able to implement.

In the article A manifesto for reproducible science (Links to an external site.), the authors present several issues connected to open research that impact the reproducibility of research in the sciences. Similarly, in Replicability and replication in the humanities (Links to an external site.) the authors explore the implications of reproducibility in the humanities.

Reflecting on what you have learned in the Open Research Unit, and the content covered in one of the two pieces above (follow the discipline that you’re most impacted by) reflect on how feasible and or important a transition to open is either generally for society or very specifically for your area of practice.