UK Open Science Partnership

The aim of the Open Science Partnership is for Jisc, Elsevier and the UK research sector to work together to enable the design and development of new methods to support Open Science in the UK.

What is the partnership?

An agreement between Elsevier and Jisc Collections to cooperate on several open science opportunities, utilizing Elsevier’s technology and analytics capabilities to help make science in the UK more collaborative, transparent, effective and efficient. An Open Science Steering Group was formed to ensure that these needs are met and to develop opportunities and priorities with input from the wider research community.

The Open Science Steering Group

The Open Science Steering Group aims to ensure that the voice of the higher education sector is reflected in the open science priorities and successes Elsevier and Jisc jointly pursue.

The group aims to:

  • Steer the partnership between the UK university sector and Elsevier in order to make the UK a thought leader in open science
  • Provide the voice of the UK university sector to help define open science priorities for Elsevier over 5 years and beyond
  • Support, align and celebrate the open science initiatives in the UK university sector

Conditions under how the group will operate:

  • Consensual - jointly agree in spirit of partnership
  • Provide honest feedback and advice for Elsevier
  • For particular activities small working groups may be established to drive forward activity

Outputs for the group:

  • Provide regular steering, which will include 2 meetings annually plus regular email communication
  • Identify and connect relevant individuals within the UK university sector with Elsevier
  • Publish annual review of progress, successes and learning towards open Science in the UK

Steering Group members

Mark Smith - University of Lancaster (Chair)

Jessica Corner - Nottingham University

Paul Feldman - JISC

Nick Fowler – Elsevier

Max Hastings - Universities UK

Heidi Fraser-Krauss - University of York

Lesley Thompson - Elsevier

Claire Warwick - Durham University

Alicia Wise - Elsevier

Nick Wright - Newcastle University

Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the first meeting will appear here shortly.