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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

Creating a mailbox alert for new items in ORO

If you wish to be kept up to date on new items being added to ORO you can do so by pushing an RSS alert into your Outlook Mailbox. (If you don’t use Outlook you can use services like Blogtrottr to...

NEW OU Digital Archive Exhibition: PhD Pioneers

Have you ever wondered who the first OU PhD graduates were? Today, the OU Digital Archive – in collaboration with the Graduate School – has launched a fantastic new exhibition that features the...

We are the (Data) Champions!

Earlier this week I was delighted to be able to meet via Teams with some of our fantastic Data Champions after a long pause (due to conflicting commitments during the pandemic). The Data Champions...

Want to publish Gold open access with SAGE at no cost to you?

This post is part of a series where we explore some of the biggest deals the Open University Library has in place which allow OU researchers to publish Gold open access at no or reduced cost. Today...

Open Research Online (ORO) Update 2020-21

Deposits in 2020-21 There were 3,103 deposits to ORO in the 2020-21 academic year.  Importantly, that’s not the same as published research outputs of OU research staff and students in the...

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