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Open Research Prize

In support of The University of Sheffield’s new Open Research Statement, the University Library is running an Open Research Prize to promote good open research practices.
The prize will reward and recognise those researchers who practice research in whatever way is appropriate in their disciplinary field. This prize will be open to all research students and staff at the university and those in research-related roles. The prize will be judged by a panel chaired by Professor Sue Hartley, Vice President for Research. A first prize of £500 will be awarded as well as runner up prizes of £200. Prize winners will also be asked to contribute a short case study for the University’s Open Research webpages and to speak about their work at a future Open Research Conversation event.

For more information, click here.

Sharing qualitative data ethically

18 May 2021 12noon-1:00pm

Sharing research data can bring many benefits, from increased trust in your results to re-use which reduces the burden on participants, but it presents particular challenges for qualitative data which tends to be more identifiable. This conversation will focus on both practical examples of sharing qualitative data and discussions of the ethical issues which need to be considered.


  • Dr Julia Bishop, School of Education
  • Dr Jennifer Burr, ScHARR & Deputy Chair of UREC
  • Dr Andrew Cox, Information School

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Publishing and Open Access

Publishing and open access

REF open access policy, funder requirements, gold & green open access…

Managing data and information

Research data management

Managing research data, university and funder policies…

Research students

Student Researcher

Copyright for eTheses, thesis embargoes, Doctoral Development Programme (DDP)…

Citation impact

Tracking citations and online mentions

Using bibliometrics and altmetrics to gauge how much attention research outputs have received...

Discovering information

Discovering research

Search for eTheses, requesting material from other libraries, information skills…

Help and support

Training and support

Contact us to find out about our training…