You must be able to complete your proposed activities by the end date of your main Wellcome grant.
If you are not eligible for this scheme, you can still apply for funding through our Open Research Fund.
Your proposed activities should include opportunities for you to:
make the research outputs from your main Wellcome grant more open, accessible and reusable, so they can have the greatest possible impact
develop innovative and ambitious ways to advance open research.
The activities we support can take many forms. For example, you could use the funding to:
help researchers find, access and reuse your data, for example by creating data visualisations or developing ways to rapidly query or mine datasets, improve metadata, or share sensitive data in a secure way
improve the reproducibility and transparency of your research, for example by sharing research outputs that would have not otherwise been available (like null and negative results or enhanced protocols), or using virtual machines to package data and code together
allow your research outputs to be shared in real-time (or near real-time), for example using open lab notebooks
improve software use, for example by creating training guides and resources, holding workshops, or carrying out usability testing
encourage greater participation and engagement in your research, for example by crowdsourcing views on datasets, or using social media to generate new research ideas and collaborations
embed open research practices, for example by trialling open research approaches in organisations and communities, or visiting and learning from other open research pioneers.
For more information, or to apply, visit the call webpage.