Open Access Week 2014 at Oxford

7 October 2014

International Open Access Week is now in its 7th year. It is a global event promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.

Visit the Open Access Oxford (OAO) website for the 2014 programme in Oxford (20-24 October), for University staff and students:

1. Open Access, Open Data Publication Platform from Nature Publishing Group: Better Data = Better Science.

Dr Susanna-Assunta Sansone (Associate Director, Oxford e-Research Centre and Honorary Academic Editor, NPG Scientific Data). The rise of open data-centric research and publication enterprises. Data sharing practices in life sciences and the importance of making yours more easily reusable. Susanna is a co-founder of BioSharing (reproducible research) and blogs about Open Data on the Guardian Higher Education Network.

Monday 20 October 2014, 2.00-3.00pm, Radcliffe Science Library.

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2. Open Access Oxford — What’s Happening? (iSkills).

Craig Finlay and Juliet Ralph (Bodleian Libraries). A briefing on OA publishing and Oxford's position: how to comply with funder mandates including the new HECFE policy for post-2014 REF.

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 12.00-1.00pm, Radcliffe Science Library.

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3. How Can the Wellcome Trust Help You With Open Access?

Pamela Reid (Wellcome Trust) and Eli Harriss (Bodleian Health Care Libraries). Tell the Trust what you need.

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 3.00-4.00pm, Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus.

Drop-in session with tea.

4. The Open Library of Humanities: Gold Open Access for the Humanities Without Author-Facing Charges.

Dr Martin Eve (Lecturer in English, University of Lincoln and OLH Co-Founder). OLH is 'a project exploring a PLOS-style model for the humanities and social sciences'. Martin is on the JISC OAPEN-UK project committee, chief editor of Orbit, and writes about Open Access for the Guardian Higher Education Network.

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 2.00-3.00pm, Radcliffe Humanities Building, Lecture Room.

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5. Your Thesis, Copyright and ORA (iSkills).

Sarah Barkla and Jason Partridge (ORA, Bodleian Libraries). How to deposit your thesis in ORA without infringing third-party copyright: essential guidance for DPhil students.

Thursday 23 October 2014, 10.00-11.00am, Manor Road Building, Seminar Room C.

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6. The new Charity Open Access Fund (COAF): What Researchers Need to Know.

Margaret Hurley (Wellcome Trust). For researchers funded by Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Campaign, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and the Wellcome Trust.

Friday 24 October 2014, 11.30am-12.30pm, Cairns Library, John Radcliffe Hospital.

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