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    Open Access and Research Data Management for Researchers
    Provider   Researcher Development Programme

    Participants will be introduced to Open Access, and be given practical help on the issues that researchers will face in their career.

Duration 1 full day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students

Ensuring Open Access to research outputs has become an integral part of being a “digital scholar”.  Whilst Research Councils, HEFCE, and many other funding bodies are insisting upon Open Access, the benefits of sharing research publications and data to improve research visibility, citation impact and reputation has become central to the scholarly communication process. Participants of this course will be introduced to Open Access, will receive practical guidance on how best to ensure outputs are openly accessible and will be introduced to related issues surrounding research data management, the creation of data management plans (DMPs) and the sharing of datasets.  The session will also briefly introduce related digital scholarship skills, essential to early career researchers and postgraduate research students alike. 

By the end of the workshop participants will have:

  • Developed an understanding of the benefits of Open Access
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of the different Open Access routes available, the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and HEFCE policies on Open Access, issues surrounding embargoes and licencing requirements, and how this relates to their discipline of s
  • Understood the University procedures relating to Open Access compliance and applications to the RCUK Gold APC fund.
  • Understood the importance of research data management planning in research projects and data sharing.
  • Developed an understanding of the role of post-project research data repository services, how this links with research publication and how Open Access principles should inform research data management activities
  • Be cognisant of approaches to author name disambiguation and other digital scholarship skills, as well as awareness of institutional policies designed to maximise the citation impact of research.

Delivered By: Researcher Development Programme


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If you are unable to attend a course please cancel your place as soon as possible, with at least 3 working days notice via the online booking system http://bookings.strath.ac.uk/mybookings.asp.

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PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development

All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).

You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).


Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.