Author Archives: Chris

About Chris

Chris looks after Open Research Online (ORO) on a day to day basis. He has worked in this role since 2011 and can advise on using ORO to maximise dissemination of research outputs and Open Access publishing generally.

REF 2021 Open Access Policy – Update

The Open Access policy for the next REF has been amended. To be eligible for submission to the next REF, HEFCE now requires that the full-text of journal articles and published, peer-reviewed conference proceedings (with an ISSN) are deposited in … Continue reading

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ORCID Training

Earlier in the week Alan and I did some more training on ORCID IDs for researchers here at the OU.  ORCID IDs are persistent identifiers for researchers and can be used to: Aid disambiguation in researcher platforms to ensure accurate … Continue reading

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Automated ORO deposit – Jisc Publications Router

Jisc Publications Router We have integrated the Jisc Publications Router service into ORO.  This means that bibliographic information (and some full text) of many new publications will automatically be added to ORO without the need for the author to manually add the … Continue reading

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ORO – Displaying Bibliometric & Altmetric Information

ORO now displays bibliometrics information for individual items alongside the (already existing) Altmetrics.  So what do they mean! Altmetrics from Altmetric Altmetrics (Alternative Metrics – geddit?) are a suite of metrics that can be used to measure the level of … Continue reading

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Online Training – Open Access Publishing

This week I ran the second of our online training sessions.  This session looked at Open Access publishing.  Slides are below: Getting to grips with Open Access publishing from ChrisBiggs   PDF handout with notes: Getting to Grips with Open Access … Continue reading

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Research Groups in ORO

This week we will be changing how Research Groups are represented in ORO.  The benefit of representing Research Groups in ORO includes being able to quickly ascertain all the publications of a Research Group and the ability to embed this information … Continue reading

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ORO Annual Report 2016-17

The ORO Annual Report compiles some key information about ORO.  It provides both a snapshot of its performance and also provides some useful trend data. PDF Version Like all UK repositories the REF Open Access policy has increased the importance of … Continue reading

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Training Offer: Open Access Publishing

To coincide with Global Open Access week we’ll be running a training session on Open Access Publishing on 26th October 2017. The face to face session will  provide an overview of Open Access Publishing and review the requirements placed on authors … Continue reading

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Training Offer: ORCID

We currently have 343 ORCIDs recorded in ORO and 11,261 papers in ORO have at least one ORCID recorded against a co-author. We are running a workshop on Thursday 12th October at 10AM where you can learn about ORCIDs (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers), the … Continue reading

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August ORO downloads – where is Open University research used?

This is the third and final post looking at the top downloads from ORO over the summer months.  Each post has used the lens of download counts to look at a different benefit ORO offers the University – this post … Continue reading

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