Established in 2016, the University of Ottawa Library Open Scholarship Award recognizes faculty leaders that demonstrate excellence in supporting and practicing open scholarship. Open scholarship encompasses all aspects of open access, open data and open educational resources in both teaching and research.
The Library has created the Open Scholarship Award to recognize faculty members who are committed to exploring the opportunities afforded by the global shift toward an open ecosystem of scholarly research and teaching. This non-monetary award is awarded by the Library during Open Access Week every year in which appropriate candidates are nominated.
Eligibility for 2016
To be eligible for the prize, candidates must:
- be full-time and part-time faculty members affiliated with the University of Ottawa;
- have produced the work under consideration recently (e.g. within the last year);
- have the support of one peer for their nomination;
- submit their nomination form online by October 21, 2016.
The choice of recipient for this non-monetary award will be made by a selection committee comprised of:
- one representative from the Library;
- one representative from the Research Office;
- one faculty member.
Each nomination form must include the following:
- contact information for candidate;
- support of one peer;
- completed nomination form including a short supporting explanation (max 250 words) detailing the candidate’s commitment to open scholarship.
Examples of open scholarship
- Teaching materials are made openly available
- Open data is used
- Data produced is open and available for reuse
- Open access publishing
- Openness in sharing research outputs
- Students are encouraged to share their work online
- Open educational resources are incorporated in coursework
- Involvement in Open Government initiatives
- Use or creation of open source software
- Use of Creative Commons licenses