Monthly Archives: January 2016

Changing ORO items

We have been making some improvements to ORO and one that has been top of our list for some time is enabling authors to edit their own items. There is a good use case for this as authors are increasingly … Continue reading

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Training for postgraduate research students

This morning I ran a session for research students on research data management. The aim of the session was to go away with an outline of a data management plan to discuss with supervisors. The session was well attended and … Continue reading

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FP7 Open Access Pilot

Are you are publishing from a closed FP7 project?  If so a pilot Open Access scheme may be able to provide monies to make those publications Open Access via the Gold route. Applications should be made at point of acceptance with the publisher, but … Continue reading

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HEFCE Open Access Policy

From 1st April 2016 to be eligible for any future REF exercise all journal articles and conference proceedings with an ISSN need to deposited with full text in a repository within 3 months of publication.  Generally the full text required is the … Continue reading

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ORCIDs at the OU

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (or ORCIDs) are unique identifiers for researchers that can be used to identify research outputs across platforms to a particular researcher. ORCIDs are a good idea because: They distinguish between researchers with the same or similar … Continue reading

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