Open Research 2013

Tasman Declaration

Open Research
6 & 7 February 2013
The University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

A growing community of researchers worldwide are exploring new, open commercial and academic models to enhance the reach and impact of their research. Open research practices are increasingly being driven by international funding agencies that require grant holders to publish their results under Open Access and to share their data as widely as possible. Doing research in the open is akin to worldwide changes happening in government and business, where open innovation has enabled people to achieve more together than they ever could alone.

The purpose of the Open Research Conference is to explore new, open models of research that speed up the effective transfer of research outputs and improve economic, environmental and social impacts in the New Zealand and Australian contexts.

Open Research will include formal talks as well as an unconference to encourage free discussion. If you'd like to take part by talking about something or leading a session, please get in touch.

There are other events leading up to this that will help to set the agenda and get discussions going.

Registration for the conference is now open


Stay in touch with news related to this event

  • Congratulations to Mat Todd, finalist for the ASAP awards. The name of the six finalists for the ASAP awards are out. Backed by major sponsors like Google, PLOS and the Wellcome Trust, and a number of other organisations, this ...
    Posted 1 Oct 2013, 19:09 by Fabiana Kubke
  • NeSI joins our silver sponsors Great to see NeSI joining the Open Research Conference as a silver sponsor. The New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) accelerates research by providing access to vastly superior computing power, data ...
    Posted 5 Apr 2013, 20:09 by Nick Jones
  • Welcome to Google, our third Silver Sponsor We are grateful for support from Google, our third Silver Sponsor! Google was born in Stanford's Computer Science department and the company has always maintained and valued strong relations ...
    Posted 28 Jan 2013, 01:48 by Nick Jones
  • Welcome to OpenNZ, our second bronze sponsor We are delighted to have OpenNZ joining us as our second Bronze sponsor. Open New Zealand is a community of practice and an advocacy group focused on open and transparent ...
    Posted 28 Jan 2013, 01:38 by Nick Jones
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Day 1 - February 6

Accelerating Discovery

This one day conference will explore the different issues around Open Research and how they apply to the New Zealand and Australian context in particular. The conference will explore the ethos and hurdles that surround Openness in local and international research environments. 

More details here

Day 2 - February 7

A one-day unconference will allow those attending the conference and the wider community to explore in more detail the implications of Open Research and define how we can make Openness happen in New Zealand and Australia.

More details here

February 8

Limited attendance session

A half-day event to draft a document that is broad and flexible to be able to adapt to various contexts (departmental, institutional, etc.) while outlining the basic principles that define ‘open’ in the New Zealand and Australian context.

More details here