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Andrea Chiarelli

Andrea Chiarelli
Research Consulting

MBA, PhD Civil Engineering, MSc Energy and Nuclear Engineering

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Introduction
Senior Consultant focusing on scholarly communication, open scholarship and university management. Tweeting @drAChiarelli. Find me on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chiarelliandrea/
Additional affiliations
April 2020 - present
Research Consulting Limited
Position
  • Consultant
February 2016 - March 2020
Research Consulting Limited
Position
  • Consultant
July 2014 - July 2016
University of Nottingham
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
October 2018 - October 2020
Nottingham Trent University
Field of study
  • Business
July 2014 - July 2016
University of Nottingham
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering
September 2011 - March 2014
Politecnico di Torino
Field of study
  • Nuclear and Energy Engineering

Publications

Publications (67)
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Background : Since 2013, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of preprint servers available online. To date, little is known about the position of researchers, funders, research performing organisations and other stakeholders with respect to this fast-paced landscape. In this article, we explore the benefits and challenges of preprint p...
Technical Report
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This report summarises the findings of a landscape and situation analysis of trends in the research and scholarly communication landscape in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). The landscape analysis considers three levels of analysis: • Firstly, it seeks to identify global megatrends relevant to research and international development. • Then...
Technical Report
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Reproducibility and transparency can be regarded (at least in experimental research) as a hallmark of research. The ability to reproduce research results in order to check their reliability is an important cornerstone of research that helps to guarantee the quality of research and to build on existing knowledge. The digital turn has brought more op...
Technical Report
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This report explores the impact of calls to rapidly and openly share COVID-19 research findings to inform the public health response, as recommended in our 2020 Joint Statement. It reflects on how open and rapid sharing shaped the global pandemic response and behaviour of the research community, and sets out recommendations for organisations who ma...
Technical Report
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UK Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK and GuildHE sought to investigate potential indicators of research integrity, working on behalf of the sector to explore indicators that could help research organisations, funders of research and research infrastructures, researchers, publishers and others to identify and promote high levels of researc...
Technical Report
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UK Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK and GuildHE commissioned Research Consulting to investigate potential indicators of research integrity. This work sought to explore indicators that could help research organisations, funders of research and research infrastructures, researchers, publishers and others to identify and promote high levels...
Technical Report
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UK Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK and GuildHE are leading efforts to investigate potential indicators of research integrity. Their work builds on the principles and commitments in the UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity and aims to explore indicators that could help research organisations, funders of research and research infras...
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The present dataset is an Annex to the Discussion Document entitled “Indicators of Research Integrity: An initial exploration of the landscape, opportunities and challenges”. It consists in a longlist of actions and measures that organisations may put in place to support research integrity, building on a set of documents that we considered to rep...
Technical Report
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This executive summary explores the impact of calls to rapidly and openly share COVID-19 research findings to inform the public health response, as recommended in our 2020 Joint Statement. It reflects on how open and rapid sharing shaped the global pandemic response and behaviour of the research community, and sets out recommendations for organisat...
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Research Data Management (RDM) has become a major issue for universities over the last decade. This case study outlines the review of RDM services carried out at the University of Oxford in partnership with external consultants between November 2019 and November 2020. It aims to describe and discuss the processes in undertaking a university-wide re...
Poster
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Over the past 12 months, Knowledge Exchange has been investigating the research reproducibility landscape, with a particular focus on publication practices. In the broader context of open science, we will discuss how cultural and technological innovation can help shape more open and reproducible research practices, with the ultimate goal of strengt...
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The spreadsheet in the present dataset (CSV format) includes the anonymised thematic coding that has been applied to our interview findings. A list of interviewees and interview questions is available here. The thematic coding has been applied by using NVivo, a professional qualitative analysis software, and then exported in spreadsheet form for p...
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The spreadsheets in the present dataset (CSV format) include: - the sources considered during the literature review stage of the Knowledge Exchange activity on publishing reproducible research outputs (KE-PRRO); and - the thematic coding that has been applied to these sources. It should be noted that not all sources considered are available in th...
Presentation
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This slide deck presents an overview of the research reproducibility landscape, focusing on the publication and dissemination phases in the research process. The slides are based on an extensive literature review of almost 130 sources, including academic articles and grey literature from around the world. Topics covered include: definitions and ter...
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The precise, quick and efficient simulation of asphalt concrete is an important step to select asphalt mixtures for a range of applications. A method to create virtual aggregates based on aggregates' topological properties and aggregate skeletons like those of asphalt concrete using a physics engine is proposed. It can produce hundreds of virtual a...
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Dynamic capabilities (DC) and market orientation (MO) have been described as affecting firm performance, particularly in the case of fast-changing markets. They have been analysed for a wide range of firm sizes, but research on DC in the context of sole traders and micro enterprises is scarce. To begin filling this gap, this research focuses on the...
Technical Report
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This summary report, commissioned by Springer Nature, summarises the findings of a study that has examined the evidence of current and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on research activities within universities. This work focusses on two higher education systems, in the UK and Australia, which are particularly reliant on international student fees to...
Technical Report
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This report, commissioned by Springer Nature, summarises the findings of a study that has examined the evidence of current and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on research activities within universities. This work focusses on two higher education systems, in the UK and Australia, which are particularly reliant on international student fees to cross-s...
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The ability to create realistic digital aggregates is the first step to computationally optimise civil engineering materials such as concrete, asphalt, or ballast, which are based on aggregates. A method to generate aggregates with realistic shapes has been created in a physics engine. The approach uses morphological properties of the aggregates as...
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Background : Since 2013, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of preprint servers. Little is known about the position of researchers, funders, research performing organisations and other stakeholders with respect to this fast-paced landscape. In this article, we explore the perceived benefits and challenges of preprint posting, alongsid...
Technical Report
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Research Consulting was commissioned by DFID to undertake this review of its Research Open and Enhanced Access Policy. The review comes at a time of rapid development in the open access (OA) and open research data (ORD) landscapes, and it aims to put DFID at the forefront of the international effort to promote openness and equity in research. The...
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This presentation describes the Jisc Research Data Management (RDM) toolkit, an open resource targeted at research support staff, IT specialists and researchers from all disciplines and career stages. The toolkit is intended as a signposting tool that the research data community can use to educate itself on the basics of RDM, open science and open...
Technical Report
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The preprints landscape is evolving rapidly, and the full impact of sharing articles in pre-review form remains to be seen. After publishing our initial report ‘The evolving preprint landscape' in 2018 and a slide deck 'Practices, drivers and impediments in the use of preprints' in spring 2019, we are now able to share our final report 'Acceleratin...
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Five take-away messages: Early and fast dissemination, increased opportunities for feedback and openness are seen as the main benefits of preprints. The main concerns over preprints are the lack of quality assurance, media potentially reporting inaccurate research and journals rejecting articles if a preprint has been posted. Twitter has been playi...
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This paper investigates the effects of air void topology on hydraulic conductivity in asphalt mixtures with porosity in the range 14%–31%. Virtual asphalt pore networks were generated using the Intersected Stacked Air voids (ISA) method, with its parameters being automatically adjusted by the means of a differential evolution optimisation algorithm...
Preprint
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This paper investigates the effects of air void topology on hydraulic conductivity in asphalt mixtures with porosity in the range 14%-31%. Virtual asphalt pore networks were generated using the Intersected Stacked Air voids (ISA) method, with its parameters being automatically adjusted by the means of a differential evolution optimisation algorithm...
Poster
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A poster for COASP 2018 highlighting the role of publishers in creating value from open research data.
Technical Report
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Research contract management is a critical function for all research-active universities. Funders, external partners and businesses are seeking greater value from their university relationships. At the same time internal pressures driven by growth and complexity impact on management, investment and skills. This report is intended to provide an evid...
Poster
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Research contract management is a critical function for all research-active universities. Funders, external partners and businesses are seeking greater value from their university relationships. At the same time internal pressures driven by growth and complexity impact on management, investment and skills. This report is intended to provide an evid...
Poster
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A poster on the upcoming Jisc Research Data Management (RDM) toolkit.
Technical Report
This report presents the findings of a qualitative study consisting of interviews with 33 authors of Gold open access (OA) articles. The study was carried out to better understand authors’ motivations and influencing factors when selecting the Hybrid OA option.
Technical Report
Full report at: https://www.praxisunico.org.uk/resource/state-ke-profession-survey-2018 In 2015, PraxisUnico (as was) commissioned Research Consulting to conduct research among our members in order to understand better the experiences, workload and professional development needs of staff working in the field of Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisa...
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A poster on the path leading to a successful implementation of Text and Data Mining (TDM), presented at the OpenScience fair, 6-8 September 2017, Athens.
Technical Report
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This project was jointly commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Research Councils UK (RCUK), Jisc, and Wellcome to develop an open access assessment template for the UK higher education sector. The final template, in the form of an online survey, is due to be circulated to all UK higher education institutions (HEI...
Technical Report
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Why develop an OA Dashboard? Higher education institutions have access to a vast amount of information on their OA outputs, from Jisc services and other sources. However, this information is held in different systems, which are often incompatible with one another. This presents an opportunity for Jisc to support them by creating a dashboard to comb...
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In this article, a novel method to mitigate pavement temperatures by the means of air convection is presented. The technique introduced here is based on a new type of experimental setup called a ground source heat simulator, which is able to feed air at a controlled temperature to a set of pipes embedded under a test pavement surface. The air at th...
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In this article, the performance of a convection-powered air flow through an asphalt prototype pavement is investigated in a field test. An asphalt prototype pavement with pipes buried in its aggregate layer was connected to a constant temperature heat source and installed at the University of Nottingham, UK. In the experimental configuration chose...
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In May 2016 the European Council of Ministers set a goal of immediate open access (OA) to scientific publications as the default by 2020. There is widespread agreement that making scientific publications available free of charge to the reader can advance knowledge, enable innovation, and contribute to Europe’s growth and competitiveness. Without in...
Technical Report
Full report at: https://blogs.openaire.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Annex-OpenAIRE-Pilot-28Final29-3.pdf This is an analysis of the survey conducted by Researchy Consulting to the beneficiaries of FP7 Post-Grant OA funding.
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This fileset (10.5281/zenodo.290208) includes a guidance document and the csv dataset from a survey conducted by Research Consulting on the beneficiaries of FP7 Post-Grant OA funding. The OpenAIRE FP7 Post-grant OA Pilot was launched by the European Commission (EC) for the period May 30th, 2015 to April 30th, 2017 in the context of the OpenAIRE2020...
Technical Report
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Jisc is developing a pilot research data shared service (RDSS), to help Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and researchers meet the requirements for the deposit and sharing of research data. The service is intended to offer easy deposit of data along with features such as discovery, safe storage, long-term archiving, and preservation. The aim of...
Technical Report
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This document provides guidance to higher education institutions (HEIs) on the implementation of a Data Asset Framework (DAF) survey. It outlines the steps involved in implementation, and makes recommendations on how to approach each of them. In addition, lessons learned during six DAF surveys completed by UK HEIs in mid-2016 are noted within the t...
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In this paper, an analysis of a convection-powered asphalt solar collector prototype is approached by the means of experimental trials and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations in order to evaluate how to optimise its design for the reduction of high urban pavement temperatures. Since the energy harvesting setup consists of a series of pip...
Code
This MATLAB algorithm (see https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3839526) allows you to pack n circles in a rectangular domain (see sample images at the DOI). The void ratio (i.e., amount of empty space in the rectangle) is user-defined and met precisely. The domain has an arbitrary size that you can choose. Other parameters are also available for...
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This MATLAB algorithm (see https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3839532) allows you to pack n circles in a circular domain (see sample images at the DOI). The void ratio (i.e., amount of empty space in the circular domain) is user-defined and met precisely. The domain has an arbitrary diameter that you can choose. Other parameters are also availa...
Data
This dataset (https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3837966) includes the X-ray CT scans of a 50 mm thick asphalt core with a diameter of 100 mm. In this dataset, only a portion of the overall thickness of the sample is available. The images have a very high size and are in .tif format. Images are numbered in sequential order. The resolution of...
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This dataset (https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3837972) includes the X-ray CT scans of a 50 mm thick asphalt core with a diameter of 100 mm. The images have a very high size and are in .tif format. Images are numbered in sequential order. The resolution of the scans is 65.2 um (micrometers). The slices are generated at 0.4 mm (400 um) from...
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This dataset (https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3837990) includes the X-ray CT scans of a 50 mm thick asphalt core with a diameter of 100 mm. The images have a very high size and are in .tif format. Images are numbered in sequential order. The resolution of the scans is 65.2 um (micrometers). The slices are generated at 0.4 mm (400 um) from...
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This dataset (https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3837984) includes the X-ray CT scans of a 50 mm thick asphalt core with a diameter of 100 mm. The images have a very high size and are in .tif format. Images are numbered in sequential order. The resolution of the scans is 65.2 um (micrometers). The slices are generated at 0.4 mm (400 um) from...
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This dataset (https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3837993) includes the X-ray CT scans of a 50 mm thick asphalt core with a diameter of 100 mm. The images have a very high size and are in .tif format. Images are numbered in sequential order. The resolution of the scans is 65.2 um (micrometers). The slices are generated at 0.4 mm (400 um) from...
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This dataset (https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3837987) includes the X-ray CT scans of a 50 mm thick asphalt core with a diameter of 100 mm. The images have a very high size and are in .tif format. Images are numbered in sequential order. The resolution of the scans is 65.2 um (micrometers). The slices are generated at 0.4 mm (400 um) from...
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This fileset (dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3796305) includes a guidance document and the csv dataset arising from six Data Asset Framework (DAF) surveys. These were completed in July and August 2016 by a total of 1,185 researchers at the following UK higher education institutions: » The University of Cambridge » Lancaster University » Plymouth Un...
Conference Paper
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In this paper, a proof of concept of a method is presented for the study of granular materials, such as asphalt, based on the use of a physics engine. To begin with, virtual aggregates are generated with randomized 3D shapes and a size distribution based on a chosen gradation curve. Then, the aggregates are placed in a constrained volume and subjec...
Code
This MATLAB algorithm allows you to pack n circles in a rectangular domain (see sample images).The void ratio (i.e., amount of empty space in the rectangle) is user-defined and met precisely.The domain has an arbitrary size that you can choose. Other parameters are also available for you to tweak.The position of all circles is randomised: this mean...
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The aim of this paper is the creation of 3D porosity patterns from virtual models of granular soil or asphalt with controlled characteristics, namely air voids content and voids size. 3D soil/asphalt models are generated by combining 2D planes of virtual particles that are converted to 3D and stacked to obtain a multi-layered structure that can rep...
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A computational method is described for the generation of virtual air pores with randomized features in granular materials. The method is based on the creation of a stack of two dimensional stochastically generated domains of packed virtual aggregate particles that are converted to three dimensions and made to intersected with one another. The thre...
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Current energy-harvesting pavements do not have the features needed for large-scale applications. For example, the use of water as an operating fluid may create problems with the pavement structure if leakage occurs. Moreover, the design of such systems is not trivial, as the systems need auxiliary machinery to work (e.g., pumps or additional heate...
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Current energy-harvesting pavements do not have the features needed for large-scale applications. For example, the use of water as an operating fluid may create problems with the pavement structure if leakage occurs. Moreover, the design of such systems is not trivial, as the systems need auxiliary machinery to work (e.g., pumps or additional heate...

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