Mission and Vision

The Open Scholarship Community Sheffield has the following vision and mission aims.


To be an inclusive, supportive, and active community for researchers to interact, share knowledge and encourage good working practices such that the values, transparency and culture of Open Scholarship becomes the norm.


We aim to develop and share knowledge and good Open Scholarship practices that foster, enable, encourage and support Open Scholarship to be undertaken by anyone at the University of Sheffield wishing to do so.

We encourage community interactions where those with experience meet with those wishing to learn to share, support, mentor and encourage good Open Scholarship practices. This will encourage collaboration between individuals, groups, institutions and organisations seeking to improve transparency and openness in scientific research.