Open researcher: resources for researcher developers
Pointing researchers to our pages in this section could help them to consider which skills are important for the open researcher and how open research can benefit their career.
Your feedback please! the highlighted areas on the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) image on our open researcher skills page are our first draft for an open research lens on the RDF. We’d love to hear your thoughts on whether we’ve chosen the right areas of knowledge, behaviours and skill for this lens. Join the discussion on the Vitae Member Community on this discussion thread.
Here are a few links we think you might also find useful:
- The growth of open research and the implications for researcher development. Slides from Professor Geoffrey Boulton's talk at the 2015 Vitae conference
- Jisc Open Access good practice project. UK researcher developers can join the Jisc list to hear about related events and online interactions
- For librarians, research managers and administrators: webinars from Jisc/ARMA/FOSTER: Working with publishers and Defining an open access service. Webinars focus on the UK context but may be useful in wider contexts
- Jisc guides: useful guidance for researchers and institutions on topics including digital literacy, managing research data, IPR, use of social media to promote digital collections and making digital resources easier to discover. See also the Jisc blogs
- Open access case studies from institutions
- SPARC Europe resources
- Search our site for practical resources to use in training sessions. For example show researchers on film sharing their experiences of public engagement or use our RDF cards to help individuals focus on areas relevant to open research
- Find out more about international, national and local policy on open research
- The Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition can help develop public engagement skills and is open to all Vitae member organisations
- Courses for use 'off-the-shelf' from our library of resources include The engaging researcher, Collaborative researcher, Discovering innovation and entrepreneurship intrapreneurship and Social enterprise.
To discuss issues around supporting researchers to be successful in an open research environment, attend our CPD Event for researcher developers: Connections: Supporting open researchers, 1 December 2015. Leeds, UK.
You might also want to follow our live Twitter chat open doors in your career through open research #vitaechat