Next information skills seminar – Open Access: Meeting your funder’s requirements

[Summary & slides from this session now available Open access: Meeting your funder’s requirements]

23rd – 29th October 2017 is the 10th International Open Access Week. Around the world people will be meeting to discuss open access – and in particular, why they choose open access. This year’s theme is Open in order to … Here at CCI we’re going to be talking about why you might need to choose open access to meet your funder’s requirements and how you can go about doing so.


It is increasingly common for research funders to require outputs of the research they fund to be made open access – freely available to everyone, not just hidden behind journal’s paywall. In particular, this is a requirement of Arcadia who fund the CCI Collaborative Fund.


So, what exactly does open access mean? In its broadest sense, it means free to read. But different people have different definitions of open access and open access comes in several different varieties. Perhaps you’ve heard of green open access or gold open access. Lizzie will guide you through the complex landscape of open access publication and explain how you can make your research outputs open access, ensuring you meet your funders requirements.

Part of the Information Skills Training Programme from the A.G. Leventis Library & Information Service.

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Where: Weston Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building

When: Thursday 26th October, 12:30-1:30pm

Format: Seminar followed by Q&A


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