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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

New year, new publisher deals!

Find out if you can publish Gold open access at no cost to you You may be aware that the Library has deals in place with several publishers which allow OU authors to publish Gold open access (where

Open Access ToolKit Seminar

  On the 20th January 2021 we are hosting an OA Books ToolKit seminar. In this seminar Sotiria Psoma will give an introduction to the Open Access books toolkit. Sotiria is a member of the

News you may have missed…The OU signs the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

In November, The OU’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Blackman signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA has been signed by over 16,500 individuals and by over 2,

Wellcome Trust Open Access (OA) Policy is changing in 2021.

    Below are some points authors may like to consider before the new policy comes into force, for articles submitted for publication from 1 January 2021. Full details of the new policy

Open University Open Access Policy Refresh

The Open University Open Access Policy, approved by the Research Committee in 2015, has been updated. The purpose of the policy is to identify the Open University’s position with regard to open

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