About us

The Library Research Support team support the research activities of the University, offering help with open access publishing, research data management, bibliometrics and digital scholarship.

The Bristol Reproducibility Network is the local network of UKRN (UK Reproducibility Network) at the University of Bristol. The Network is a community of researchers and other staff who advocate rigorous, reproducible and transparent research, and through whom the aims and activities of the UKRN are promoted within the University.

Open research is about making the processes and outputs of research freely accessible and usable, with the aim of increasing rigour, accountability, reproducibility and openness.  Open research practices vary by discipline, but include pre-registration and registered reports, data-sharing, open software and code, preprints, open peer-review and open access publication.