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Caroline Huxtable - Open Access Repository Officer

Caroline has worked in a number of roles at the University library since 2000, and has been involved in open access to varying degrees since 2007.

She is the open access repository officer, supporting use of the institutional repository (ORE) to provide open access to publications, and overseeing repository content. She facilitates compliance with research funders’ open access requirements, with particular focus on researchers’ self-archiving to ORE of research outputs.

She offers advice, guidance and training to researchers on all aspects of open access, including funder and other open access policies, and the use of Symplectic as it interacts with the repositor


Imogen Ward-Smith – Open Access Publications Officer

Imogen administers central open access funds: UKRI, Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation open access block grants in addition to the Institutional open access fund. Her role involves supporting researchers to access funding to pay for open access publishing fees, administering publisher Transformative Agreements and supporting compliance with funders’ and University open access policies. Imogen additionally supports researchers in their use of the institutional repository to provide open access to research publications. The Open Research team provide training, support and guidance on all aspects of open access and research data management.

Imogen has a degree in Biological Sciences and a Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Management. She has been working at the University of Exeter Library since 2011 in a variety of different roles and within open access since 2016.


Sofia Fernandes - Open Research Manager

Sofia joined the Open Research Team at the University of Exeter in March 2019. She has a degree and a master’s degree in Information Science obtained at Universidade do Porto in Portugal.

Sofia is the library functional expert for Open Research specifically in relation to Open Access publications and data. Leading the Open Research Team, she is responsible for the University’s Open Research strategy, namely the repository and research data services, ensuring the compliance with funder and Research England requirements whilst advocating the wider benefits of Open Research.

Sofia has more than ten years experience working in libraries in higher education institutions as a Repository Manager and Open Access specialist supporting the research community and Scholarly Communication.