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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 Collectionsopens in new tab/window 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 five 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 two 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

  • Prof. Mark Smith (Chair), Vice-Chancellor, Lancaster University

  • Paul Feldman, Chief Executive, Jisc

  • Dr. Nick Fowler, Managing Director (Research Networks), Elsevier

  • Prof. Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Knowledge Exchange), University of Nottingham

  • Heidi Fraser-Krauss, Director of Information Services, University of York

  • Prof. Claire Warwick, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), Durham University

  • Prof. Nick Wright, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University

  • Dr. Lesley Thompson, Vice-President, Academic & Govt Strategic Alliance, Elsevier

  • Neil Jacobs, Head of Open Science & Research Lifecycle, Jisc

  • Steph Bales, Chair, ARMA, and Director of Research & Innovation Services, Teesside University