MEC's Open Science Policy Highly Commended at Winter 2019 CALIBRE Awards

Staff from the Mathematics Education Centre with their highly commended certificates

Staff in the MEC were Highly Commended for their Open Science Policy at the Winter 2019 CALIBRE Awards.

Staff in the Mathematics Education Centre (MEC) have had their research project Highly Commended at the recent CALIBRE Awards.

The theme of the Winter 2019 Awards – which recognise the excellent work undertaken across both the Loughborough and London campuses – was Open Research.

The five shortlisted finalists chose to work in this way, freely sharing their methodology, resources, data or software to stimulate wider dialogue and collaboration – enhancing their work’s impact.

The MEC’s Open Science Policy was chosen as a finalist and was last week Highly Commended. Staff involved in the project are Dr Nina Attridge, Dr Camilla Gilmore, Professor Matthew Inglis and Dr Iro Xenidou-Dervou.

The winners of the CALIBRE Award were Dr Steven Firth and Professor Tarek Hassan from the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering for the collaborative REFIT project and open access REFIT Smart Home dataset.

Professor Steve Rothberg says: “I was very pleased to be able to gather together our finalists and winning team to congratulate them all. It’s a privilege to be working alongside such innovative and talented colleagues.

“We are now accepting nominations for the Spring 2020 Awards.

“Our theme this time is Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Nominated projects – from any academic discipline – must explore specific EDI-related issues or interventions, or promote inclusivity within the research or other communities.

“Nominations should be made via ADRs before Thursday 30 January. I look forward to meeting our next group of finalists.”