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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 ORCID and ORDO Integration

As of September 2021, Figshare and ORCID have a new integration with significantly improved functionality. We’ve updated our webpage to give you all the details but here are the main points you...

UKRI Open Access Policy: new requirements

If you are publishing research articles and are funded by UKRI you need to be aware that there are changes to the Open Access policy from 1 April 2022. The new policy requires immediate open access...

Speed Data-ing

Join us for our Speed Data-ing event next Monday in honour of Love Data Week Speed Data-ing: Mon, 7 March 2022, 12:00 – 12:45  Five different speakers will have five minutes to present an...

UK Data Service training opportunities

The UK Data Service provides access to a wide range of social science data for reuse. To help you get the most from our service, they run free introductory level online workshops every spring and...

New Subscription to Overton!

The OU Library now has a subscription to Overton! Our mission is to help users find, understand, and measure their influence on government policy – Overton. Overton is the world’s largest...

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