Open Research Week 2022

A week of workshops, open days and other events to raise awareness of Open Research initiatives across the University of Bristol.

This year Bristol Open Research Week coincides with GW4 Secure Data Access Week, and runs from Monday 31st October - Friday 4th November. See below for the full programme of events.


Open Research Europe: Beyond a Research Journal: Monday 31st October 2022, 2-3pm

Open Research Europe is the new online open access publishing platform of the European Commission. It offers Horizon funding programmes beneficiaries and their collaborators, with a high-quality publishing venue which follows high scientific standards and open data sharing practices. It was launched in March 2021, covering 6 subjects areas: agricultural and veterinary sciences, engineering and technology, humanities and the arts, medical and health sciences, natural sciences, and social sciences. It currently has over 250 publications, and has been accepted for indexation in Scopus, ERIH PLUS, Inspec, as well as awarded the DOAJ seal.
In this session we will explain what the motivations and ambitions of the European commission were to create such a platform, how it works, and how researchers can specifically benefit from our post publication and open peer review model.

This webinar is run by Dr Alicia Estacio Gómez, Open Research Europe. For more information and to register for a place see

Introduction to the SafePod Network: Tuesday 1st November 2022, 12-1pm

Find out about secure data access environments available to researchers from Bristol and other GW4 institutions. Attendees will hear from representatives of the SafePod Network, from the Office for National Statistics (a participating Data Centre), and from researchers who have practical experience of using these facilities. This webinar is part of GW4 Secure Data Access Week.

For more information and to register for a place see

Open Research Speedrun: Friday 4th November 2022, 11-11:30am

Everything you ever wanted to know about Open Research - in 30 minutes! Take a quick dip into study pre-registration, research data and code publication, Open Access, and preprints, and get your questions answered by experts.

For more information and to register for a place see


What does 'responsible research' mean to you?: Thursday 3rd November, 11am-12:30pm

Do you work in an area related to academic research, and have opinions about what constitutes 'responsible research' in your discipline (or others)? This event is for you!

We are holding an open workshop on 3 Nov, 11:00-12:30, at University of Bristol, inviting views from people working in research, across any academic field (and outside academia). This is part of a larger project we are conducting on building a detailed concept of 'responsible research,' and how it applies similarly or differently across different academic disciplines.

Join us for a short presentation, group discussion, and light lunch afterwards. Spaces are limited, so please RSVP:

Open Days

Drop in to any of the GW4 SafePods during GW4 Secure Data Access Week to take a look at a SafePod in person. No registration/pre-booking required.

University of Bath SafePod: Tuesday 1st November, 8.45-11.45am

Drop-in event, open to all University of Bath staff and students. The SafePod is located on L1 of the Library.

Location: University of Bath Library, The Parade, Bath BA2 7AY

University of Bristol SafePod: Wednesday 2nd November, 12pm-4pm

Drop-in event, open to all University of Bristol staff and students. This is a secure building so unfortunately this event is not open to external visitors.

Location: Medical Library, Biomedical Sciences Building, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD

University of Exeter SafePod: Wednesday 2nd November, 9am-1pm

Drop-in event, open to all University of Exeter staff and students.

Location: Haighton Library, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter, Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LU


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