Open access: what researchers need to know (Faculty of Arts)

Title:Open access: what researchers need to know (Faculty of Arts)

Duration:0.5 days
Training Units1.0
The Graduate School

Target audience:
This session is part of the Arts Researcher Skills Programme for research students in the Faculty of Arts only.

Please note: this course is now part of the mid stage programme but did form part of the early stage programme in 2015-16, so if you attended this session last year, you don't need to go again (unless you'd like a refresher).

Pre-requisites:  None

Process:  Presentation, Q&As


An introduction to open access, providing a summary of the background and growth, the impact of the Finch report and responses from the Arts and Humanities. The course aims to raise awareness of open access, identifying key challenges and the available support at the University.


The course will cover the current policy framework in the UK and Europe, including Research Councils UK and the Higher Education Funding Council for England consultation, policy and guidelines. 


The course will address key issues for researchers:  new open access business models: maintaining quality and the future of peer-review; copyright and creative commons licensing, including examples of publisher policies for open access monographs.

Booking Guidelines

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 Graduate School or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

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

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University Park
20 March 2020
20/03/2020 00:00:00
20 March 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Eleanor Forward
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