Information about upcoming events for internal and external researchers, as well as resources from past events.

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Upcoming events

Open Research Conversations 2022/23

Open Research Conversations are lunchtime seminars open to all, each addressing a particular issue in open research. They take place monthly during term time and usually include two speakers on a topic followed by open discussion.

Programme details (Staff / PGR login required)

External training and events

Details of external training and events can be found in the Sheffield Research Practice Calendar.

This includes internal and external, online, in-person and hybrid events and it can be added to your own calendar. To have an event added to the calendar, please contact Adam Partridge (

You can also find details of external training via the Open Research Training Portal.

Resources from previous events

OpenFest 2022

A two-day programme of talks, panel discussions and project showcases, OpenFest 2022 provided an opportunity for University of Sheffield researchers and information/software professionals to explore a range of issues around open research, including OA monograph publishing, Open Educational Resources, FAIR data and software, open qualitative research and software licensing.

View slides and videos from the talks (Student / staff login required)

Open Research Conversations - recorded talks

You can find recordings and slides from previous Open Research Conversations here:

Opening up Ethnography (March 2023) featuring Jessica Bradley (School of Education) and Jamie Coates (School of East Asian Studies)

You’ve Got to Fight for Your (Copy)right: An Exploration of New Policies on Rights Retention (February 2023)

Exploring Dryad webinar (February 2023) featuring Sarah Lippincott (Dryad), Andrew Beckerman (School of Biosciences) and Bev Jones (University Library)

Open Research Conversation: Opening the (e)Book on Open Educational Resources (January 2023) featuring Tom Howard (Multidisciplinary Engineering Education), Maria Mawson and Helen Moore (University Library

Rethinking Peer Review: An Exploration of Changing Peer Review Processes (November 2022) featuring Stephen Pinfield (Information School and Research on Research Institute)

Open Research Conversation: Participants as Co-investigators: Opening up Research with Co-production (October 2022) featuring Vicky Farnsworth (Speakup Self Advocacy), Dan Goodley (School of Education) and Matt Flinders (Politics and International Relations)

Open Research Conversation: Responsible Metrics (January 2022) featuring James Wilsdon (Information School; Research on Research Institute) and Jon Griffiths (Research Services)

Open Research Conversation: Electronic Lab Notebooks (April 2021) featuring Alice Sereiro (School of Clinical Dentistry) and Endre Kiss-Toth (Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease)

Open Research Conversation: Reproducibility in Practice (January 2021) featuring Tom Stafford (Department of Psychology; University Research Practice Lead) and Anna Krystalli (Research Software Engineer)

Events at the University

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