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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 College has been supporting staff to do this since April 2015 so please continue on with depositing. 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.



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.

Useful resources for researchers


Information on Pure, training and impact via publication.


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