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Professor Tim Blackman

OU signs Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

The Open University (OU) has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) (November 2020) in a move towards more openness and equity in research assessment and career advancement in higher education.

30th November 2020
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Launch of Arc Universities and the Environment report

A report launched this month (November 2020) by the Arc Universities Group (AUG) highlights the support offered by universities to support environmental and sustainability goals.

26th November 2020
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OU wins Research Impact and Widening Access and Outreach in Guardian University Awards

The OU today won two awards after being shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Guardian University Awards 2020 which showcases some of the best work right across the higher education sector.

25th November 2020
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OU Bake your Research student winners

As the UK prepares for the final of The Great British Bake Off 2020, the winners of the OU student Bake your Research competition have been announced.

23rd November 2020
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OU academic honoured for use of technologies in children’s storytelling

An OU academic has been recognised for her research into the impact of multimedia personalized stories made by and aimed at young children.

20th November 2020
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Funding for PhD studentships in Maths

The OU has received funding to offer PhD studentships in Maths.

20th November 2020
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Researching public understanding of COVID-19 restrictions

An Open University (OU) COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme is supporting new research into how language can shed light on how “right” and “wrong” is defined and redefined in relation to government guidance on social distancing and face-covering.

20th November 2020
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OU funds digital therapy for LGBTIQ+ youth in COVID-19

An Open University (OU) COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme is supporting updates to an existing digital therapy program in order to better support the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/trans, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ+) youth.

19th November 2020
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New method to simulate artificial tissue

A new method to simulate how artificial tissue can be grown in the lab to repair injuries and to provide better ways of testing new medicines without using animals has been developed by an OU researcher.

19th November 2020
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Research informed interactive to promote safer driving

A research-informed interactive which challenges users to see if they can drive safely and work effectively at the same time, has been launched during Road safety week.

18th November 2020

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