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The WIN Open Ambassadors will be a team of individuals who are significant contributors to the Open WIN Community. We intend to launch the Ambassador program in 2021, after we have worked with the community to devise the structure and expectations of the program.
The Open WIN Ambassadors will be a team of individuals who are significant contributors to the Open WIN Community. The Ambassador programme will be launched in September 2021.
![Ambassadors as superheros](../../img/undraw_Powerful_re_frhr.svg)
**See the sections below or navigate on the sidebar to find out more about the proposed Open WIN Ambassadors.**
**See the sections below or navigate on the sidebar to find out more about the Open WIN Ambassadors.**
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Below we describe the application process, including how your application will be assessed.
Please take note of the [timeline](#timeline). If you apply to the programme, please keep the date of the first meeting free in your schedule. **Applications close 17:00 Monday 18th October 2021.**
Please take note of the [timeline](#timeline). If you apply to the programme, please keep the date of the first meeting free in your schedule. **Applications close 17:00 (London, UK) Monday 18th October 2021.**
Please review the notes on [eligibility](../logistics#who-can-be-an-ambassador) and [time commitment](../expectations#time-commitment) before applying.
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- Opportunities to network with likeminded colleagues internally and externally
- Opportunity to shape the policy, structure and governance of the Open WIN Community
- Career advancement and exposure through skills development and project management experience
- Access to a dedicated training and development fund to support your growth in open research or a related topic (TBC)
- Approved time with your line manager to contribute to these activities
- Merchandise! You want a mug?! We could get mugs! ☕️ 😅
- Swag! You want a mug?! We could get mugs! ☕️ 😅
What else would you like? We're aiming to solve the problems which you face, or your barriers to working open. Why do you want to participate? What would motivate others like you?
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- Advocate for open research practices and the use of Open WIN Tools in their research groups, Department and WIN.
- Speak to researchers about their own experience with open research practices and infrastructure during research group and Departmental presentations and training events.
### Project work
### Contributing to the Open WIN Infrastructure
- Contribute to and publish documentation on Open WIN tools (see [this issue to see what documentation may entail](https://git.fmrib.ox.ac.uk/open-science/community/Open-WIN-Community/-/issues/25)).
- Start a new open/community project or contributed to an existing one ([internal to WIN](https://www.win.ox.ac.uk/open-win/open-win-resources) or an external project for example via [BrainWeb](https://brain-web.github.io/projects/)).
- Where possible, use the Open WIN infrastructure to share one of your research outputs.
- Contribute to WIN Open Science policy.
### Time commitment
## Time commitment
- Participate in Ambassadors meetings as per the [published schedule](../programme#schedule).
- Engage in project work for 2-3 hours per month, in addition to the above call schedule.
- Engage in training, advocacy, and contributing to the Open WIN infrastructure for 2-3 hours per month, in addition to the above call schedule.
- If you attend all calls and do an additional 2.5 hours a month as recommended, you will commit approximately 7 days over the course of the programme.
In return for their time and commitment, various [rewards and incentives](../benefits) will be offered to the Open WIN Ambassadors. We will continually reflect on and refine our expectations and commitments as we learn from our experience.
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* [Aims and objectives of the Ambassador programme](#aims-and-objectives-of-the-ambassador-programme)
- [1. Growing our user base](#1-growing-our-user-base)
- [2. Building capacity in open and collaborative leadership](#2-building-capacity-in-open-and-collaborative-leadership)
- [3. Improving the transparency, reproducibility and integrity of our research](#3-improving-the-transparency,-reproducibility-and-integrity-of-our-research)
- [2. Improving the transparency, reproducibility and integrity of our research](#2-improving-the-transparency,-reproducibility-and-integrity-of-our-research)
- [3. Building capacity in open and collaborative leadership](#3-building-capacity-in-open-and-collaborative-leadership)
- [4. Setting the agenda](#4-setting-the-agenda)
- [5. Shaping culture](#5-shaping-culture)
* [Evaluation of the programme and your experience](#evaluation-of-the-programme-and-your-experience)
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**As part of the programme we would like you to contribute to the documentation which will guide your colleagues in using the Open WIN infrastructure. These resources will become the go-to for new users, and some cases the stepping off point in their open science journey. It is important that we set the right standard and expectation from their first interaction with the project. We'd also like you to give a talk about open science or the Open WIN infrastructure to your lab, and think about what practices could be incorporated into your routine workflow.**
### 2. Building capacity in open and collaborative leadership
The Ambassador programme will create opportunities for our community to gain experience in open and inclusive leadership, project management, collaboration and community building. These skills are an essential contributor to positive research culture, and opportunities to practice and reflect on these skills can have a positive impact on career trajectories.
**Alongside individual career development, capacity building in open leadership will have a knock-on effect in the broader open science landscape within and outside of WIN. We expect our Ambassadors will go on to lead their own open projects, and become key contributors to open science communities and projects in the wider neuroimaging community.**
### 3. Improving the transparency, reproducibility and integrity of our research
### 2. Improving the transparency, reproducibility and integrity of our research
As reported by the [Software Sustainability Institute](https://www.software.ac.uk/news/major-funding-boost-uks-open-research-agenda?mc_cid=0d68e9a951&mc_eid=8c2ea6a0db), "*The benefits of open research practices for improving the quality and integrity of research have been widely documented, and are recognised by the [UK Government R&D Roadmap](https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/896799/UK_Research_and_Development_Roadmap.pdf) as contributing to improving the culture of research*"
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**By the end of the program we expect our Ambassadors to be experts in using the Open WIN tools, have used GitLab to publish training material with appropriate accreditation, and where possible have openly shared one of their own research outputs.**
### 3. Building capacity in open and collaborative leadership
The Ambassador programme will create opportunities for our community to gain experience in open and inclusive leadership, project management, collaboration and community building. These skills are an essential contributor to positive research culture, and opportunities to practice and reflect on these skills can have a positive impact on career trajectories.
**Alongside individual career development, building capacity in open leadership will have a knock-on effect in the broader open science landscape within and outside of WIN. We expect our Ambassadors will go on to lead their own open projects, and become key contributors to open science communities and projects in the wider neuroimaging community.**
### 4. Setting the agenda
One of the most difficult and unresolved problems in open science is how we appropriately incentivise good open science practice, and what policy (local or otherwise) we should have in place to support and reward open science. For example, should we include open science in professional development reviews? Should we explore open science "badges" on our work or profiles? How should we track engagement and growth in open science outputs? These topics all deserve careful consideration, not least because inappropriate use of metrics and "gaming the system" is a large contributor to the problems which open science seeks to address.
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