Research Innovation Enterprise

Open Access Week: 23-27th October 2017

Open access week is an International event which has been running for 10 years to promote Open Access to research. This includes OA publications and research data. This year’s theme is the question “Open in order to…”

This is to create discussion around the benefits of making scholarly outputs openly available. This includes how enabling OA is for the research community for individuals, institutions, academic disciplines etc and the benefits that can be realised from having access to OA outputs

There will be several events held within Edinburgh Napier University and external webinars which you can access to find out more about open access including the benefits and requirements for research active staff and students. The University events will be on each campus during OA week and are organised by the Library (IS) and Research and Innovation office (RIO).

Event details:

The Roadshows within the Campus foyers (11am-1pm) allow you to drop by and speak with library and RIO staff about general OA enquiries including publisher info, APCs, act on acceptance, university OA policy, repository, research data assistance, signing up for an ORCID etc

There will also be ‘Ask the expert’ sessions 1-2pm which allow you to ask specific questions and allow discussion with to the University contacts/experts in various aspects of OA. The experts will include Lyn Gibson (Repository advice, publisher, REF and University OA), ISAs (publisher and submitting to journals ), Ceri Bain (REF advice), Lindsay Ramage (funder OA and research data advice). A short audio recording detailing the expertise in OA at the University here: 

Foyer Roadshow 

 23rd October  11am – 1pm    Craiglockhart

 24th October  11am – 1pm     Merchiston

 26th October  11am – 1pm   Sighthill

Ask the expert

23rd October  1pm – 2pm    Room 1/47 Craiglockhart

24th October  1pm – 2pm    Triangle Restaurant Merchiston

26th October  1pm – 2pm     LRC1 Entrance Sighthill


If you cannot attend any of these events we also welcome questions via twitter including #OAweek to the library (@EdNapLib) and RIO (@EdNapierRIO) accounts or you can contact us at any time.


Suggested webinars as part of International OA week:

Organised by Openaire on OA for H2020 projects include:

Refreshment on Open Access, Open Science and H2020 requirements. How can OpenAIRE help researchers and projects to comply with Open Access mandates?

General introduction to Open Data Policies in Horizon 2020, influence of OD policies on Open Science Workflows

Flip the classroom: bring your questions about RDM and DMPs

Details of other OA webinars can be found here:


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