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NTU Open Research Awards

NTU Open Research Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the NTU Open Research Awards 2022.

For highlights from the NTU Open Research Awards ceremony, do check out this blog post.

Winner (Individual)

Nanyang Asst. Prof. Suzy Styles

Provost's Chair in Psychology, School of Social Sciences

As researchers, our goal is to communicate what we know and how we arrive at our conclusions. But scientific communication is changing – peer reviewed journal articles are no longer enough. New publication types allow us to store and share the processes and products of research, from preregistrations and preprints, to data, code, and fully accessible research tools. By sharing widely, we create transparent, replicable, reproducible workflows. New media allow us to communicate with a broad range of audiences. By discussing our work in news and social media, we extend the reach of our expertise. And by sharing our educational resources, we can help each other train generations to come. We need to recognise Open Research as a powerful pathway to impact.

Award Poster


Open Research Data in Suzy Styles' dataverse in DR-NTU (Data)


Preregistrations (Open Method)


Open Research Tools


Open Educational Resources

Check out the Lightning Talk presentation by Nanyang Asst Prof Suzy Styles

Presentation Slides by Asst Prof Suzy Styles

Winner (Team)

Volcanic Hazards and Risk Group

Team Members: Assoc. Prof. Susanna Jenkins, Vanesa Burgos, Elinor Meredith, Elly Tennant, Dr. Andrea Verolino, Dr. Qingyuan Yang, Dr. Sébastien Biass, Dr. George Williams, Dr. Josh Hayes, Dr. Geoff Lerner, Imantha Gunasekera, Dr. Magfira Syarifuddin

The Volcanic Hazards And Risk Group at the Asian School of the Environment/Earth Observatory of Singapore aims to reduce the risk that volcanic activity poses to society. We are particularly passionate about making sure that our research and research outputs are useful, usable and used. We publish all our research, data and documentation openly and provide all our code as open source. Many of the regions exposed to volcanic hazards, particularly in South-East Asia, are in areas that may not have access to paywalled publication, data or software. By publishing open access, we provide hazard and risk practitioners, scientists and communities with the data, documentation, software and research to support disaster risk reduction and save lives. 


Award Poster


Open Research Data in the VHARG dataverse in DR-NTU (Data)

Open Research Dataset


Replication Data for Journal Paper


Open Tools - VolcGIS


Open Tools - FlowDIR


Open Code & Reuse of Open Data


Open Documentation & Tutorials

Check out the Lightning Talk presentation by Assoc Prof Susanna Jenkins

Check out the Video Clip

Special Mention (Team)

The Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

Team Members: Prof Woon-Seng Gan, Dr Bhan Lam, Kenneth Ooi, Zhengding Luo, Zhen Ting Ong, Santi Peksi, Xiaoyi Shen, Dr Dongyuan Shi, Dr Ee Leng Tan, Trevor Wong, Thi Ngoc Tho Nyugen, Karn Watcharasupat, Dr Shulin Wen

The Digital Signal Processing Laboratory (DSP Lab) has had a long history of supporting open research. We make use of popular platforms like arXiv, Zenodo, and GitHub to share open resources for our research community, as well as institutional platforms such as DR-NTU for publications and DR-NTU (Data) for datasets. This has enabled us to share our audio research with other researchers worldwide and deepen ties with other research institutions. Some notable open projects include SALSA, a state-of-the-art method for sound event localisation and detection; the SINGA:PURA dataset, a strongly-labelled dataset for sound event classification consisting of recordings made in various public locations in Singapore; and the ARAUS dataset, a large-scale dataset of affective responses to augmented urban soundscapes.


Award Poster


  • Open Data:
    • Example of a dataset: Ooi, Kenneth; Watcharasupat, Karn N.; Peksi, Santi; Ong, Zhen-Ting; Chua, Darren; Leow, Hui-Wen; Kwok, Li-Long; Ng, Xin-Lei; Loh, Zhen-Ann; Gan, Woon-Seng, 2021, "SINGA:PURA (SINGApore: Polyphonic URban Audio)",, DR-NTU (Data)   

Open Research Data

Open code

Replication Data for Journal Paper

Special Mention (Team)

TeraX Labs

Team Members: Assoc Prof Ranjan Singh, Dr Yogesh Kumar Srivastava, Dr Thomas Tan, Dr Manoj Gupta, Dr Abhishek Kumar, Dr Patinharekandy Prabhathan, Piyush Agarwal, Yi Ji Tan 

Open research is beneficial not only for accountability but also to assist the growth of the research community by providing a foundation for others to build upon. To comply with open research policies in our research group at the Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies, SPMS (NTU School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences), we practise the following data organization plan: 1. DR-NTU (Data) repository 2. Server data backup 3. Data submission tracking to repository and server.


Award poster


Open research data in DR-NTU (Data)


Open Code


Open Underlying Data for Figures in Journal Paper

Special Mention (Team)

Social & Affective Neuroscience Lab

Members: Prof Gianluca Esposito, Prof Annabel Chen Shen-Hsing, Asst Prof Albert Lee Kai Chung, Giulio Gabrieli, Michelle Neoh Jin Yee

SAN Lab is committed to making the datasets collected in their studies available on their SAN Lab dataverse hosted on the institutional open access data repository DR-NTU (Data); SAN Lab has also contributed to the development of multiple free and open source python packages for the analysis of neurophysioloigical signals, including the development of pysiology, pyphysio, and pynirs and physynch, as well as to libraries for the analysis of specific open datasets, including the MICS dataset (mics_library). By making data and materials from our studies openly available, we encourage other researchers to make use or build on the data we have collected in strengthening or extending findings in the field.


Award poster


Open data in SAN Lab dataverse in DR-NTU (Data)


Open Method: Preregistrations, example


Open Code