The theme of this round of the Awards – which recognise the excellent work undertaken across both the Loughborough and London campuses – is Open Research.
All of the finalists are undertaking first-class research, but have also chosen Open Research methods – stimulating wider dialogue and collaboration, and enhancing impact – by either freely sharing their methodology, resources, data or software.
The standard of entrants was exceptional, making it difficult to whittle down an impressive longlist of nominees to a shortlist of just five.
You are now invited to review the excellent shortlisted projects and vote for your favourite.
Dr Nina Attridge, Dr Camilla Gilmore, Professor Matthew Inglis and Dr Iro Xenidou-Dervou
Open Science Policy supports collaborative work, ensuring research integrity and data credibility
Dr Melodee Beals
Championing open research practices from data collection to dissemination
Dr Steven Firth and Professor Tarek Hassan
Using the FAIR Guiding Principles to share data and broaden research impact
Dr Philip Leicester and Dr Paul Rowley
Open access modelling tools are improving industry and consumer outcomes for the solar photovoltaic sector
Dr Lauren Sherar and Dr Dale Esliger
Unique open-access global dataset supports physical activity research for children
Professor Steve Rothberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), says: “All of the shortlisted projects are worthy winners, and I hope the public vote will get people talking about Open Research.
“I really believe that the Open Research agenda will transform the way we conduct and share our research over the coming decade. So, it’s good to see so many of the University’s researchers already engaged in its many aspects.”
Voting closes at midnight on 1 December, and the winners will be announced on Friday 6 December at the Research Repository launch event where we will also introduce the University’s landmark Position Statement on Open Research.