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OU research inputs into reform of Scottish jury system

OU research published in the Journal of Medicine, Science and Law brings fresh input into the ongoing debate over reforms to the historic jury system in Scotland.

24th February 2021
ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter

3D maps of ozone and dust on Mars

A new research grant will make it possible to create maps of ozone and dust found on Mars as part of the ExoMars mission.

23rd February 2021
Close up view of a wire sculpture built by aluminum with quasicrystal structure

Study to research symmetries in mathematics

An OU academic has been awarded over £330,000 to research symmetries in mathematics.

19th February 2021
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Romance is about more than lavish gestures, according to couple’s researcher

Research has revealed that romance is found more in routine daily interactions than in sweeping gestures performed on Valentine’s Day.

11th February 2021
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Research to expand the use of Open Educational Resources

The OU has received funding to expand the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and to share best practice case studies.

10th February 2021
A man in a protective suit and mask in a large sewer took a sample of water for analysis

Detecting Sars-Cov2 in sewerage systems

A research project which will develop a system to detect coronavirus in sewerage systems has received funding from the OU’s Rapid Response to Coronavirus scheme.

9th February 2021
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New research grant to recreate music from the past

OU researchers have received funding to construct a digital historical archive of the European musical world by using innovative artificial intelligence.

4th February 2021
GRA 0115, William Augustus Brewer Bookplate Collection, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press, Newark, Delaware.

Exploring the use of intelligent chatbots in debates

A research project which will allow people to debate with artificial intelligence chatbots called Argumentation Bots or ArguBots has just received funding.

4th February 2021
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First findings about how children are impacted by COVID-19

Research funded by the OU’s Rapid Response scheme has looked at the impact of COVID-19 on children.

1st February 2021
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Funding to explore the development needs of BAME leaders

Funding from the OU’s Rapid Response to COVID-19 is making it possible to explore the development needs of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders.

27th January 2021

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