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Researcher Development : Complying with Your Funder's Open Access Policy



Education and Research


Education and Research This activity is for staff on R and E&R only contracts - grades E-G.

This session will be DELIVERED VIRTUALLY - joining instructions will be provided beforehand.

About this course:

Open access allows greater visibility of research and can stimulate new research opportunities and collaborations.

The University's Open Access Policy supports the position that publicly funded research is a public good that should be made openly available to the public when legally, commercially and ethically appropriate.

This virtual session is designed to help support researchers comply with funding bodies' requirements on open access to research papers.

If your research is externally funded, your research funder may require you to make your funded outputs open access.

This session will help you to understand your obligations to your research funder and how to ensure you comply.

Your funder may pay to publish open access, we will help you to understand the process for this.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Understand your obligations to your research funder.

- Comply with your funder's policies.

- Know how to publish open access if required by your funder.

Who should attend this course:

This course is recommended for all funded researchers or interested in applying for funding.


Imogen Ward-Smith, Open Access Publications Officer.

Before the course:

No preparation is required for this course.

A joining link will be provided beforehand.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Researcher Development; please contact for more details.

If you register for any of our sessions, it is expected that you will attend.

If you are not able to attend please log in to the `iTrent' online system to remove your name from the relevant activity before it is due to take place.

You will be expected you to attend for the whole session and for ease of administration, attendance registers will be taken at the end of each session.

Should you need to leave a session early or you experience ongoing technical issues, please email

29/02/2024 Delivered Virtually 10:00 10:45 Free Imogen Ward-Smith 298

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