Open research advisory board
The group helps to hone our existing vision for open research and overall direction of the portfolio, and to ensure we are being truly responsive to member needs.
This board is of particular value in helping Jisc to engage with the wider open research landscape beyond OA journal articles in currently under-represented areas, or where future directions are still in the state of flux. For example:
- research culture, OA books
- digital humanities
- post-Plan S publisher practices and commercial relations
- the evolving exploitation of open data
- long-term non-traditional publications
- open peer review
- open lab books, grey literature
- virtual open research environments etc
The membership of the board is wide ranging and draws from libraries, research administration, institutional OA staff, policy makers, funders, and active researchers.
Jisc open research advisory board membership
|Director of library services and university librarian||Cardiff University|
|Research information manager||Glasgow University|
|Mark Cox||Head of research information systems||King's College London|
|Cat Davies||Associate professor in language development and research culture dean||University of Leeds|
|Chris Banks||Director of library services and assistant provost||Imperial College|
|Rachel Beckett||Director of library services||Manchester Metropolitan University|
|Rachel Bruce||Head of open research||UKRI|
|Chris Chambers||Professor of cognitive neuroscience||Cardiff University|
|Liz Bal||Director of open research services||Jisc|
|Bill Hubbard||Head of policy and engagement, digital resources||Jisc|
Terms of reference
- To help Jisc in bringing about effective and efficient support for the wider development of open research
- To pass back to Jisc horizon scanning, insight and sector intelligence to inform mutual understanding of the open research environment
- To identify and prioritise current and potential future directions for open research within the sector at home and abroad and the support needed in development and operation
- To allow sector needs to be fed back into Jisc strategic planning and to facilitate understanding of researchers' and support organisations' requirements in developing their own use of open research
- To assess and offer guidance on the relative prioritisation of Jisc activities and high level service strategies and development
- To advise and assist with collaborative and partnership working with governmental, NGO, commercial, HE, FE, initiative and start-up organisations
These terms of reference have been put together to align with Jisc’s three strategic focus areas for open research infrastructure: open research workflows; open research data, and open meta-research.
The open research advisory board meets quarterly, with its first meeting having been held in September 2021.