Copyright Condensed: a short introduction to copyright for your research (Face to Face)
Duration 0.5 days
Team Researcher Academy

This face to face course is run by the Researcher Academy

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. 

Target Audience: This course is primarily intended for PhD students from all faculties. However members of research-active staff may also benefit.


In today’s digital world, copyright can seem daunting, presenting various challenges to the use and reuse of works. This session focuses on copyright relating to research activities, where we will explore the basics of copyright law to understand how you can confidently and legally use copyrighted works and how you can retain and deploy copyright in publishing your own research.

Aims/ Objectives:

This course will help develop your understanding of the implications of copyright when planning, conducting and publishing your research.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what copyright is, what it covers and what rights a copyright owner has
  • Identify mechanisms for using copyrighted works and avoiding copyright infringement
  • Understand the implications copyright has for your own publishing activities
Process: Practical Workshop

Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy.


The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Print off pre-requisite paperwork/ resources & bring them to the course
Bring your own laptop/ PC to the course (optional)
Access seminar room on campus
Attend course at the specified date and time
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/ or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course

Booking Conditions

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.

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