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01.04.16: Next REF Open Access policy began. Are you REF OA ready?

Please remember that articles and conference papers within journals, that are accepted after 1st April 2016 must have the author's accepted manuscript deposited into Pure within 3 months of the date of acceptance in order to be OA eligible for the REF. The Research Support Team is here to provide support and guidance to enable outputs to gain increased visibility and discoverability via OA and to achieve REF OA eligibility.

Have you checked your Pure profile recently?

The information added to Pure provides the information for staff and PGR profile pages on the College website. It is essential to keep the information on your Pure profile current and correct. A new quick guide runs through how to get started with a Pure profile and some recommendations about using Pure profiles to raise your research profile.

Sessions are run for College Staff and PGRs throughout the year, as part of the On Track and RDP programmes, covering how to make the most of your Pure profile, OA and RDM. Please book via the Organisation Development website or the RDP website.

Open Access 


Information on Open Access, funders' policies,  REF, RCUK OA, Article Processing Charges (APCs) and e-theses.

Research Data 


Find out about research data management and available support.



More about Copyright, Creative Commons, and Licensing Agreements.

Information for staff and PGRs wanting to know what options they have for making their article OA.

Articles - deciding where / how to publish and make available? OA books. OA and copyright for academic networking sites.

Information for students needing to submit their PhD thesis to Pure.

Pure support pages


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