PaPOR TRAIL: Principles and Practices of Open Research: Teaching, Research Impact and Learning



University College Cork


Open Research


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PaPOR TRaIL is a free course on open research for Masters level and undergraduate students. It is a self-paced online course that students can
take independently and/or that can be embedded in exiting research curricula.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

In this self-paced course students can first complete an introductory module that providing a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of open research. Following completion of this module, students can choose to complete any/all of six skill-based sections that demonstrate how to do the following open research practices:

  1. Research Integrity
  2. Pre-Registration
  3. Research Data Management
  4. Reproducible Practices
  5. Open Reporting
  6. Knowledge Dissemination

Link to enroll in course and further information above.

Related OER

Throughout this workbook students are asked to engage with the PCs Graduate Attribute & Mindsets Framework via a suite of activities or exercises. This engagement will provide students with the language of skills and attributes best suited to job application and success.

This Facilitator Checklist has been compiled from our experience as facilitators delivering the PACT Open Course with the National Forum. From our reflection, we created this resource to aid fellow facilitators save time and outlined key pre-Course, during-Course, and post-Course activities essential to the smooth running of all Open Courses.

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