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Join the Open Research Steering Committee

last modified Mar 18, 2019 10:53 AM
The Open Research Steering Committee are seeking two postdocs (one from STEMM and one from AHSS). Apply by 2 April 2019.

The remit of the Open Research Steering Committee (ORSC) is:

  • to promote and keep under review all matters relating to Open Research at the University, including effective implementation of the University’s policies on Open Access and Research Data Management; compliance with external mandates; overview of best practice.
  • to ensure and facilitate close working of all internal services supporting Open Research.
  • to engage actively with researchers, understanding user needs, supporting diversity of practice and, where necessary, ensuring compliance, providing a termly operational report to the University Research Policy Committee.
  • to work closely with the University REF Office to ensure effective preparation for REF exercises.
  • to make recommendations to the Information Systems Committee on investment to support Open Research, and to monitor rolling five-year plans, acting as first point of resolution for resource issues.
  • to formalise and oversee University public communications around Open Research, including, at least, annual review of the University position statement on Open Research, and to monitor development of external policy frameworks. This will include managing responses to sector-wide consultations.

The Committee will normally meet once in each academic term.

They are seeking two postdoctoral researchers (one each from STEMM and AHSS) to join the ORSC.

Download the full Terms of Reference here.


How to apply

If you are interested, you should email info@osc.cam.ac.uk to apply.

In the email you must include your name, department/faculty and in 200 words or less explain why you are interested in joining the ORSC and how you would represent the interests of postdocs in Cambridge.

Deadline for applications: 2 April 2019, 5pm.

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