Carrying out research requires understanding and upholding principles of openness or open science in both your research methods and your communications.

At every stage of the research life cycle, from data collection, sharing of findings to evaluation of the research output, there are expectations of transparency, accessibility and reproducibility.

You need to learn from the start what is expected of you from the College, your research funders (if you are a funded student) and the wider academic community.

Three key areas you need to learn about are:

The Library offers you more information and links to courses available across Imperial in the Open research education to doctoral students page, as well as ways to connect with the Imperial open research community.