Open research needs open researchers – two events from Vitae

***Vitae Connections: Supporting Open Researchers, 1 December, Leeds***

This event responds to the increasing expectations for researchers to be more ‘open’ in their research. It aims to explore implications for the professional development of researchers; taking into account the competencies needed for success in an open research environment and developed through being an Open Researcher.

Outcomes of attending this event:

Staff/Researcher developers/Research managers and administrators

  • enhance your understanding of the open research environment
  • design relevant and well-informed training and development opportunities to help your researchers thrive in an open research environment
  • invest in your own professional development
  • network with colleagues

Academics/Senior managers/Research leaders/Funders

  • be aware of strategic implications of the open research environment for developing the next generation of researchers
  • ensure your researchers are well-positioned to take advantage of open research for better visibility of their research
  • enhance the visibility and reputation of your institution
  • network with colleagues

In order to support the continuing professional development of staff supporting researchers, Vitae CPD certification is available for this event and would provide appropriate evidence against the Careers Framework for Researcher Developers (CFRD), for example, in ‘Underpinning Knowledge’ and ‘Planning and Strategy’.

Book your place at:

***Opening doors in your career through open research***, 23 October (1-2 pm), #vitaechat

To coincide with the Open Access week (19-25 October), we will also be hosting a Twitter chat on the #vitaechat channel, between 1 and 2pm on the 23 October entitled:  “Opening doors in your career through open research”.

During this live Twitter chat, the host will lead participants through a discussion of the potential career benefits and opportunities associated with open research, as well as the steps researchers need to take to prepare themselves to be effective in an open research environment, both within an academic career and beyond.

Find out more on: and find us on Twitter at @vitae_news


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