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How can open access help PhD students?


This month, Library Research Services are running a series of talks on open access for PhD Students. We will look at how open access policy and practice can help you share and promote your research.  There are three informal talks, one for each College. All PhD students are welcome to attend. For further details, and to sign up, please visit PROSE. 


What does open access look like in Humanities and Social Sciences?

15 May, 10:00 - 11:00
Room 001, Attenborough Building

What can open access do for you? In this session we will look at the current state of open access in Humanities and Social Sciences. There will be a particular focus on tools and services that can increase the visibility and reach of your research.

What does open access look like in Science and Engineering?

24 May, 10:00 - 11:00
Room 001, Attenborough Building

The open science movement encourages scientists to make their publications, data and other research outputs openly and freely available. This supports the idea that science research should be transparent and reproducible. In this session we will look at when, how and why you might choose to make your research openly accessible to everyone. For those funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK), e.g. EPSRC, NERC or STFC, and some other funders there is a requirement for you to make your publications open access. 

What does open access look like in Life Sciences?

31 May, 10:00 - 11:00
Quorn Room, 4th Floor, Charles Wilson Building

The open science movement encourages scientists to make their publications, data and other research outputs openly and freely available. This supports the idea that science and medicine research should be transparent and reproducible. In this session we will look at when, how and why you might choose to make your research openly accessible to everyone. For those funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK), e.g. MRC or BBSRC, or by COAF e.g. British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Wellcome there is a requirement for you to make your publications open access.



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