The Wellcome Trust is seeking applications for its Open Research Fund to support researchers to develop and test innovative ways of making health research open, accessible and reusable.
making outputs findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) eg implementing new approaches and standards to help researchers in the same discipline
developing open platforms or tools eg for combining or repurposing datasets and other research outputs from different locations or disciplines, or for mining vast quantities of research data and content
improving research reproducibility eg developing tools to package data with code, assessing the reproducibility of published findings or testing new reporting standards
speeding up ways to find and share data eg using open lab notebooks to share research and collaborate in real-time (or near real-time)
looking at the role blockchain technology could play in managing and disseminating research outputs and assigning credit testing new metrics that offer transparent and fair ways to evaluate open research
embedding incentives that encourage researchers to adopt open research approaches during research and to share their research outputs
developing crowdsourcing approaches to increase participation in research eg annotating complex datasets or enabling co-design and development of research projects.
Applicants can apply to the Open Research Fund if applicant wants to develop, pilot and evaluate innovative approaches to making health research more open.
These awards are open to individuals or teams of up to six members from anywhere in the world.