Tuesday, 21 October 2014

International Open Access Week 2014

Are you a researcher interested in submitting your publications to REF2020?
Have you heard about the new HEFCE open access policy?
Have you ever wondered what White Rose Research Online can do for you?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then come along to one of our sessions this week.
Open Access Coordinator Carmen O'Dell will give two general sessions on Tuesday (1-2pm, Firth Court FC02) and Wednesday(1.15-2.15pm, Arts Tower LT09). These will consist of a short presentation covering the basic concepts of open access, funder requirements, and the implications for researchers. There will also be lots of time available for discussion and questions, so please come along to find out what you need to do and how the Open Access team can help.
On Thursday (10am-12pm, White Rose Room, ScHARR, Regent Court) and Friday (10am-12pm, David Ryan Room, Medical School Library, Royal Hallamshire Hospital), we will be hosting open drop-in sessions. We would be delighted to answer your questions on compliance with funders' mandates, the University Publication Fund, green open access for non-funded research, the HEFCE open access policy, our institutional repository (White Rose Research Online), and anything else you'd like to know about the open access landscape.
If you're interested in coming to one of the general sessions, please register through Eventbrite (Tuesday 21st or Wednesday 22nd). There's no need to book for the drop-in sessions on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th.
We welcome everyone interested in open access, and specific funders include the seven RCUK research councils (AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC, STFC, or BBSRC) and the six institutions in the Charity Open Access Fund (The Wellcome Trust, Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Campaign, Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, and the British Heart Foundation).
For more information about Open Access at The University of Sheffield, visit our web pages or contact us at

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