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The Ethics and Practice of Research Transparency in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Heritage & Creativity and Prosperity & Resilience joint Academic Forum will build on ongoing wider debates about “open research“, and explore its place in Arts, Humanities, and non-quantitative Social Sciences, and the specific issues that it raises for research methods in these areas.  We will explore some of the key ethical dilemmas that a commitment to transparency and “open data” can pose for researchers engaged in different research processes – in particular participatory, collaborative, and qualitative research – and discuss with colleagues how they have managed these trade-offs. A panel of UoR academics will reflect on their own experience and open up the following questions for debate:

  • What are the benefits and challenges of open research (open process, open materials, data and other outputs)?
  • Who owns the process/outputs of participatory and collaborative research and how are rights squared with open research imperatives?
  • What are the ethical challenges of openness in qualitative research and how can we address them?

The Forum will last for 2 hours (12:00-14:00), with lunch included.  If you would like to attend, please book a place through Chris Anderson in the Research Deans’ Office by e-mailing c.j.anderson@reading.ac.uk.  For catering purposes, please confirm whether you have any dietary requirements.


1 November 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Chris Anderson


Palmer Building, Room 102
Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6UR United Kingdom
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