Open Research and Education

The University is committed to the values and culture of open research and education. We aim to support our academic community to transition to open practice to maximise the opportunities for discovery, reach and impact.

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The underlying principles of Open Practice

  • Publically-funded research and scholarship should be openly available to all and free at the point of access
  • Research and scholarship should be as open as possible and closed as necessary
  • Open Practice expands the opportunities for knowledge exchange
  • Transparency in all areas of research and scholarship helps to create a fairer and more inclusive research culture

The University's Open Research statement

The University of Sussex is committed to the long-term development of an Open Research culture. As part of the Sussex 2025 Research with Impact Strategy we identified an aim to embed a culture of collaboration, openness and inclusion, and in particular to develop a sector leading approach to Open Research.

Read the Open Research Statement

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