Open Research Conference and Open Research Award 2024

Opening Up Research (500 x 298 px)
Opening Up Research (500 x 298 px)

The University of Manchester’s inaugural Open Research conference will take place at Manchester Museum on Wednesday, 24 April 2024.

The Open Research Conference 2024 marks the culmination of The University of Manchester’s Opening Up Research Programme 2023/24 and is a collaborative effort by the Office for Open Research, the School of Engineering Open Research Lead, the UK Reproducibility Network, and the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute.

The conference brings together researchers from across the disciplines to explore the latest advances and to discuss important topical questions being posed by society around open research and integrity.


    Professor Sarah de Rijcke : Professor of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University, advising on global science policy.

    Malvika Sharan : Senior Researcher at The Alan Turing Institute, specialising in open research and community building. Co-founder of OLS (previously Open Life Science).

Who should attend?

Open to all’University staff and PGRs and those working or connected to Open Research in the UK.

Open Research Award 2024: Recognising Excellence

The conference will also feature an awards ceremony for this year’s Open Research Award winner 2024, an award recognising outstanding contributions to the University’s open research culture over the past year. If you are interested in applying for the Award, further details about the nomination process and criteria can be found here:

Submission deadline: by 5pm on Friday, 29 March 2024.