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Welcome to Library Research Support

The Library Services Research support team can help you manage your research profile and disseminate your publications and data, enabling you to meet University and funder requirements.

UKRI Open Access Policy

Learn about the UKRI policy and how to access the UKRI block grant in order to fund APC payments to publish in gold open access journals.

Data Champions

Find out about the Data Champions programme, including details of events taking place throughout the year and how to contact Data Champions in your unit.

Training

Sign up for one of our online or face-to-face training sessions on a range of topics.

ORDO

Publish your research data in ORDO to get a citable permanent web link for your data; share live research data using ORDO’s collaborative workspaces.

Checklists for new researchers

If you are new to the Open University, these checklists highlight Library advice, information and resources available to you.

The Orb

Research Support Win!

Hi I’m Maxine. I’ve been a member of the Research Support Team since 2017 and part of my role has been to support and liaise with our PGR student community. In 2019 we trialled getting the...

Research Support Win!

Hello and happy Friday! I’m Megan, a Research Support Officer who joined the team in April 2020. I’m also a PhD student researching in the area of Education. I thought I’d share a #...

Research Data Management service review 2020-21

I’ve been looking back at the statistics for the RDM service so far this academic year (since September 2020). Despite running the service remotely due to the ongoing pandemic, we have seen a...

A day in the life: Nicola

This is the latest in our Day in the Life series of blogposts. Hello, my name is Nicola. My role is Senior Library Manager for Research Support. I joined the OU in 2003 as a Subject Information...

New publishing deal with Taylor & Francis!

We are pleased to announce that the OU Library has recently invested in a new Read and Publish deal with Taylor & Francis which allows OU corresponding authors to publish open access in Taylor...

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