International Open Access Week 2018 International Open Access Week 2018

International Open Access Week 22-28 October 2018

This year, the University organised a series of events to observe International Open Access Week 2018. Activities included talks, information sessions and hands-on workshops designed to help researchers make their work open. 

“Enabling others to access the results of our research is essential in ensuring that our findings make maximum impact – and deliver maximum benefit,” Fiona Lettice, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation. “We’re already good at sharing outputs by adding publications to Pure, but to make our research truly open we must go further.

“As individual researchers and as a university, there are many advantages to improving the access to research, including raising the visibility of our research, increasing the number of citations, compliance with the Research Excellence Framework (REF) criteria, building new relationships and enabling us to better influence policy and be part of the solution to some of the challenges that affect us all, like health or climate change.”

Slides for the following talks are available for download:

Open Access: News and Developments

Dr Anna Collins, Open Access and Research Data Officer (RIN)

An update on the evolving open access environment, and what it means for UEA researchers.

 

Open Science at the Royal Society

Dr Stuart Taylor, Publishing Director at the Royal Society

The Royal Society is the national academy of science for the UK, and has been publishing science for over 350 years. Today, almost half of their articles are published with immediate open access under CC-BY licence and they continue to press ahead with implementation of open science principles in their journals.

Legal & Ethical Considerations to Creating Shareable Research Data 

Dr Scott Summers, Senior Research Data Services Officer at UK Data Service

There is a growing push from funders and journals to making the data behind publications and research more open. Where research involves people as participants, their privacy and confidentiality needs to be protected. This presentation explores how research data can be shared using the three-pronged approach of (i) consent, (ii) anonymisation, and (iii) access controls.

 

The talk was followed by a hands-on session led by Dr Summers, entitled Publishing and Sharing Data using the ReShare Repository (of particular interest to current and recent ESRC grant holders).

 

Exploring the Benefits of Open Research 

Professor Tracey Chapman, School of Biological Sciences

A talk and discussion session on open access, data sharing and open research from a researcher’s perspective – focussing on how and why to share data and what benefits it may bring. An audiovisual version of this presentation is also available.

 

Introduction to ORCID 

Professor Anshuman Mondal, School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

A brief introduction to ORCID - what it is and why it's useful and important. 

Drop-in interactive sessions focussed on using Pure to help make research open were also running throughout the week, and can be repeated on request.

For more information about the events or to discuss ideas for next year, please contact openresearch@uea.ac.uk.