Open Access for Researchers (online)
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Training Points 1.0
Team Researcher Academy

This online course is delivered by the Researcher Academy  and the Library Service

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. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target Audience

This course is primarily intended for Post-Graduate Research students from all faculties. It may also be of interest to Early Career Researchers.


Delivered via Webinar on Microsoft Teams

Course Description


Ensuring your research outputs are available via Open Access (OA) enables them to reach a broader audience, increasing the impact of your research and potentially boosting numbers of citations.

This course will introduce open access, consider the options available to make outputs OA and explore how  to access OA publications. We will review the implications of licensing, discuss funder expectations, copyright and the impact of Plan S which supports outputs being made immediately openly available.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will:

  • understand the benefits of OA for research outputs
  • be able to find and make full use of OA repositories and databases
  • feel confident exploiting options for achieving OA without infringing copyright
  • understand the UoN and funder expectations for open access to your thesis

Booking Conditions

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded

Pre-Requisites Webinar Access Instructions 

This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.

This is an ONLINE session within Microsoft Teams. We advise you to request to join the team before the session using the link provided below
LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course07 July 202107 July 202110:30am - 12:00pm97