YERUN Open Science Awards 2022: Two UM winners

On 14 February, the YERUN Open Science Awards ceremony was held, celebrating Open Science and highlighting the need to foster it in universities. This awards scheme is testament to YERUN’s effort to incentivise and reward practices that go the extra mile in promoting Open Science in academia.

Maastricht University is proud to announce that two UM projects were awarded the YERUN Open Science Award 2022.

The five winning projects are:

  • ROCK - Reproducible Open Coding Kit, submitted by Dr. Szilvia Zörgő & Dr. Gjalt-Jorn Peters from Maastricht University. ROCK is a standard for performing qualitative coding and analyses in a transparent manner. It was developed by the applicants to tackle the lack of Open-Source software tools for qualitative research. Presentation available via this link.
  • ARROR - Advancing Registered Reports in Organisational Research, submitted by Dr. Roman Briker from Maastricht University. ARROR is an Open Science initiative that facilitates the submission of Registered reports (publication format in which researchers receive peer-review before data is collected) in the fields of organizational behaviour, management and applied psychology. Presentation available via this link.
  • LERO Open Science Committee, submitted by Prof. Brian Fitzgerald & Dr. Marina Prendergast from the University of Limerick. The LERO Open Science Committee was formed in 2022 to develop centre-wide strategies that lead to increased visibility for researchers, greater opportunities for collaboration and greater transparency in the research process. Presentation available via this link.
  • Open Knowledge Initiative by the KIOS Centre of Excellence, submitted by Dr. Christos Laoudias & Dr. Maria Michalopoulou from the University of Cyprus. The KIOS Centre of Excellence at the University of Cyprus launched the Open Knowledge Initiative in 2017 to openly disseminate scientific results beyond the traditional academic dissemination channels. Presentation available via this link.
  • Theodor Fontane Archive, submitted by Dr. Anna Busch & Prof. Peer Tilcke from the University of Potsdam. The Theodor Fontane Archive developed and expanded the research-based digital archive with the aim to improve accessibility to knowledge about the life and works of this German author of the 19th century. Presentation available via this link.

The evaluation panel was composed by:

  • Dr. Inma Andrés, Student Programme Manager and Research Advisor at Brunel University London;
  • Dr. Kostas Glinos, Former Head of Open Science Unit at DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission;
  • Dr. Bregt Saenen, Senior Policy Officer at Science Europe;
  • Ms. Katrine Sundsbø, Community Manager at the Directory of Open Access Journals

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