Make your research visible

Practise open research by sharing plans, protocols, methodology, infrastructure, code, data and findings in a way that enables free access and reuse by others. The open research principle–be as open as possible, as early as possible–encourages these open practices.

Griffith Open Research Statement

Open research puts values such as inclusivity, diversity, integrity, and accessibility at the centre of the research process.

Griffith has made an explicit commitment to the practice of open research. An Open Research Statement was endorsed by Griffith's Research Committee in November, 2020. This makes Griffith the first university in Australia to commit to an open research culture.

Read the Open Research Statement

Benefits of open research

You and the global community will benefit from:

  • democratised access to scholarly and research outputs
  • greater opportunities for research collaboration
  • new opportunities for innovation and further research
  • increased transparency of research processes
  • improved research validation and study replication
  • efficiencies in decision support
  • increasing public trust in science.

Dr Chris Brown discusses how he approaches open data and methods in his environmental research.

Dr Jessica Paynter discusses how she shares and publishes research data, whilst protecting the identity of participants.

Your responsibilities

Open Research is based on the principle that knowledge produces the greatest benefits when it is shared as widely as possible. This principle is reflected in the policies of funders including the ARC and NHMRC .

Share and communicate research methodology, data and findings openly, responsibly and accurately

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Adhere to the code by familiarising yourself with our research integrity resource sheets, in particular:

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Familiarise yourself with the guidelines and agreements of your funding body.

If your research is funded by key bodies— ARC or NHMRC —you must:

  • deposit research outputs in an open access institutional repository, within a year of publication
  • openly share research data, where possible.

Compare ARC and NHMRC policies

Check the expectations of international funding bodies including:

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