Society resource hub: open research


Society resource hub: resources

Open research is for everyone — making research more transparent, more collective, and more resourceful. 

In this hub, you’ll find a suite of open research resources for societies and associations, all under one roof. From insights for your leadership team to presentations and videos for you to present/share with your member community, our resources are easy to use and designed to be shared.

Explore the key elements and current issues in open research, and access educational tools to promote best practices in your organization.

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How to use these resources

Feel free to download these presentation slides and present them to your members in your own webinars or events, or copy and paste what you need into your own presentations. You can even invite one of our open research experts to attend and talk too.

Include the videos in your presentations, newsletters or blog posts, or host them on your own websites. Information on how to embed YouTube videos is available here (or you can link directly to the video in YouTube).

Videos to show your members

What is open research? (video)

About this resource:
This resource highlights what open research is and the way we categorise various forms of research data, using the pillar method.

Pillar 1: open access (video)

About this resource:
This resource covers the first pillar, all about open access. Open access makes published academic articles freely and permanently available online.

Importance of open research (video)

About this resource:

From reducing the barrier to collaborative research to helping to remove the bias in editorial processes. Learn about the significance of open research.

Pillar 2: open data (video)

About this resource:

Open data is research data which is freely available for anyone to use. Make your research data open and discover the various types of data.

Benefits of open research (video)

About this resource:

Learn how researchers can benefit from publishing openly, from increased collaborations to the opportunity to expand portfolios.

Pillar 3: Open code (video)

About this resource:

Why should software created during the research process be shared openly? Learn the benefits of open code.

The future of open research (video)

About this resource:
What does the future of open research look like? From maximizing budgets, to minimizing research waste – explore the rewards of an open future.

Pillar 4: Open peer review (video)

About this resource:

There is no single definition of Open Peer Review. From open identities to open reports, explore the models of open peer review and the benefits of this.

Benefits of open data (video)

About this resource:
Open data improves the discoverability and reusability of research, and ultimately enables better real world impact.

Slideshows to present to your members

What is open research? A brief introduction for researchers (presentation)

Screenshot of powerpoint presentation: 'what is open research'.

About this resource:
The term ‘open research’ encompasses various movements which aim to make all research outputs more transparent, reproducible, and freely available.

How to open your data: a brief review for researchers (presentation)

Screenshot of powerpoint presentation: 'how to open your data'.

About this resource:
Open data can’t be an afterthought. In this presentation we suggest 5 reasons to open your data, and methods you can implement to do so.

Open peer review: a brief introduction for researchers (presentation)

About this resource:
In this presentation, we outline what open peer review is. We also discuss the benefits and challenges of open peer-review.

Open code: a brief introduction (presentation)

Screenshot of powerpoint presentation: 'open code'.

About this resource:
What is open code? Why should code be published openly? These are questions we explore in this presentation.

PDF guides to share with your members

How to open your data (PDF guide)

About this resource

Some tips and guidance on how to publish your data openly, including constructing a data management plan.

An introduction to open access (PDF guide)

About this resource

An overview of the ins and outs of open access publishing models and what you need to know when considering publishing open access.

Open peer review (PDF guide)

About this resource

A deep dive into some of the challenges and benefits of open peer review, including a brief history.

How to open your code (PDF guide)

About this resource

Some tips and guidance on how to publish your code openly, including publishing a software tools article.

Resource for you and your leadership team

Interview with Rebecca Gethen, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) (PDF)

Screenshot of Rebecca Gethens interview.

About this resource:
An exclusive Taylor & Francis interview with Rebecca Gethen, European Consortium for Political Research. Exploring how various players within scholarly communications work together to help enable a fair and sustainable open environment.

Experts discuss: open research and societies (infographic)

Screenshot of infographic: 'experts discuss'.

About this resource:
Following a Taylor & Francis round table discussion, between T&F and special guest Ashley Farley of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we summarized five key points discussed associated with adopting open publishing routes.

5 steps to make your society’s research more open (infographic)

5 steps to make your society’s research more open infographic

About this resource:
Open research benefits everyone. Here’s five small steps to start you on your open research journey

How to write a business case for an open research publishing platform – from F1000

“Writing a business case can help identify if an independent and bespoke publishing venue is the right choice for your organization, and help you ask the right questions to potential service providers and communicate benefits to decision-makers at your organization”.

Editor’s guide to new article

About this resource:

Introductory information on what data notes, method articles and registered reports are and what that means for editors. Also, downloadable images and text for to use on social media to encourage submissions and find peer reviewers.

Putting together a business case for new article types

About this resource:

Use this quick guide to put together a business case for introducing new article type to your journal, and share it with your leadership team.

How to introduce new article types to your

About this resource:

These are the easy steps you need to take to introduce data notes, method articles or registered reports to your journals.

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