GW4 is an alliance of four research-intensive universities in the UK that celebrates the best practices in open research through the GW4 Open Research Prize. Besides, this awarding ceremony was initiated and led by the University of Bristol.
The four universities that value and inculcate great research facilities moreover, are a part of this alliance are as follows; the University of Bath, the University of Bristol, Cardiff University and the University of Exeter.
Library Services Teams of the GW4 universities organise this online event to award the best university in the field of open research. This year’s award was the inaugural session and the results have already been announced.
Before looking at the names of universities, let’s understand open research. Open research corresponds to practices that make research more accessible, transparent, reproducible and visible.
This allows students and staff to learn best practices and produce their best innovations. It also makes the path easy for the research to reach the potential beneficiaries.
GW4 Open Research Prize
There are four research categories to which the entries were open for all the researchers along various domains.
Overall, these categories are Widening Reach; Improving Quality; Poster Session Prize, and the GW4 Early Career Publishing Prize.
The organizers invited the public, academics, and representatives to present their research practices and requested them to vote for the best in three categories for the awards.
However, for the fourth category, which is, the Early Career Publishing Prize, a review panel was appointed. Following are the names of the winners in the four categories.
|Names of Winners
|Widening Reach Prize
|Matt Lloyd Jones
|University of Exeter
|Improving Quality Prize
|Katie Young, Pedro Cardoso, Laura Guedemann and Rhian Hopkins
|University of Exeter
|Poster Session Prize
|University of Bath
|GW4 Early Career Publishing Prize
|University of Bristol
Matt Lloyd Jones
Research: Exploring the potential of using simulation games for engaging with sheep farmers about sheep lameness.
Katie Young, Pedro Cardoso, Laura Guedemann and Rhian Hopkins
Research: Improving reproducibility and transparency of diabetes research with electronic health care records.
Research: The influence of AI advice on decision-making strategies in a hypothesis testing task.
Research: Going to the farm: A socio-material ethnography of autistic young people in a natural environment.
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