Open Access for Researchers (online)
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Team UoN Libraries

This online course is run by the UoN Libraries Research Support Team

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.


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
Process: Delivered via Webinar on Microsoft Teams

Course Accessibility

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

Access MS Teams
Attend the course at the specified date and time
Use MS Teams chat box function
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course

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 Course19 June 202419 June 20242:00pm - 3:30pm22