Open Research Technologies Hub

Researchers using open technology

Office Hours

From January 09th 2024, we will have office hours with open doors (both physical and online) to anyone who wants to come and see the space, discuss projects and talk about potential collaborations:
Every week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:00 to 14:00 (UK time).
For those joining via Zoom, please use the following link.

Location and Accessibility

Situated within the University of Sussex's central library, the Open Technologies Hub (ORTH-US) is a dynamic and inclusive space. It welcomes a diverse community, including academics, technicians, and students, as well as visiting researchers from around the world.

Our Core Mission

At ORTH-US, we are deeply committed to fostering a culture of open research and innovation. Our mission is to equip the academic community with the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct cutting-edge, reproducible research. Our comprehensive training programs encompass a broad spectrum of topics:

  • Open Source/Open Science Methodologies
  • Advanced Prototyping Techniques, including 3D Printing and Design
  • Electronics and Soldering Fundamentals
  • Contemporary Programming Languages
  • Effective Open Data Management
  • Leadership Skills in Open Hardware Project Management

Global Engagement and Localised Solutions

ORTH-US extends its impact far beyond the Sussex campus. We engage in collaborative projects with international partners, ranging from Nigeria to Brazil. Our aim is to leverage open technologies to address diverse local challenges, fostering solutions in fields such as research, medical innovation, and practical problem-solving within communities.

Advancing Open Research Principles

The Hub serves as a catalyst for integrating open research practices across the University of Sussex. Our goal is to bolster the capabilities and expertise of our faculty and students through hands-on, interdisciplinary projects. These initiatives not only enhance learning but also pave the way for innovative research approaches.

Empowering Global Research Communities

Our training programs are designed to inspire visiting academics and practitioners, equipping them with the tools to develop and implement cost-effective, regionally adapted technologies for research and practical applications. The influence of ORTH-US extends internationally, contributing to the creation of new research hubs tailored to address specific regional needs and challenges.

Invitation to Collaborate

We invite you to join us at ORTH-US, whether you're a student, faculty member, technician, or external researcher. Engage with us at the forefront of open research and technological innovation. Together, let's embrace the journey of discovery and contribute meaningfully to global knowledge and local problem-solving.

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