Open Access

Open Access refers to online, free of cost access to peer reviewed scientific content with limited copyright and licensing restrictions.

Resources

Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Publishers, Research Administration, Researchers and Students
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This course introduces some practical steps toward making your research more open. We begin by exploring the practical implications of open research, and the benefits it can deliver for research integrity and public trust, as well as benefits you will accrue in your own work. After a short elaboration of some useful rules of thumb, we move quickly onto some more practical steps towards meeting contemporary best practice in open research, an...

Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, Researchers and Students, Research Administration, PHD Students, Researchers and Students
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This introductory course will help you to understand what open science is and why it is something you should care about. You'll get to grips with the expectations of research funders and will learn how practising aspects of open science can benefit your career progression. Upon completing this course, you will:

  • understand why open science is an issue that you can't afford to ignore
  • understand how to go about mak...
By  SPARC, OASPA, PLOS
Publication year: 2014  |  Open Science  |  Open Access
By  University of Oulu
Publication year: 2018  |  Open Access  |  Research Data Management  |  Open Science
Intended audience Policy makers and Funders
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This is an introductory course for funders, and comprises:
• A general introduction to terms and operation of Open Access and Open Data.
• An exposition of demonstrable advantages of Open Access and Open Data for the funder’s remit.
• An explanation of the requirements of Horizon 2020 regarding Open Access and Open Data.
• An exposition of the PASTEUR4OA analysis of characteristics of successful policies and mand...