Open Access: A Good Practice Exchange

This FREE interactive workshop aims to equip research managers and administrators with an understanding of tools to support the open access publication life-cycle and strategies to monitor and enhance institutional compliance and researcher engagement.
Event TypeEvent Archive
When07 Jul 2015
WhereThe Park Inn Hotel, York
Delegate Price£0.00 +VAT
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This workshop is being delivered by ARMA as part of the FOSTER initiative to enhance understanding of and compliance with Open Access regulation.

The workshop is fully funded by FOSTER and 25 free places are available to ARMA members.

The four national Funding Councils have introduced an ‘open access’ requirement into next Research Excellence Framework. This means that researchers must have uploaded their research outputs to an institutional or subject-based repository in order to be eligible for the REF. This provides challenges for research managers and administrators in terms of infrastructure, resources and culture change.

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Know about tools and resources that exist to help research managers and administrators ensure that publications and internal processes are compliant with funders’ policies.
  • Understand how research organisations are performing and how are they embedding a culture of Open Access within their institutions
  • Have heard practical examples of how universities are implementing open access
  • Have had the opportunity to share their own experience and learn from others, strategies for implementing open access

This interactive, non-technical workshop, will include speakers from RCUK and HEFCE, as well as presentations on the development of tools, infrastructure and resources which are available to support research organisations. Universities will also outline their experiences of implementing open access.

Target Audience

Research managers and administrators who want to find out more about how others are engaging researchers in open access, monitoring institutional/funder compliance and what tools exist to support the OA publication lifecycle.


The final workshop programme can be viewed here. The day will run from 10:30 – 16:30, with registration starting at 10.00am

Venue and Travel

This workshop will be held at Park Inn Hotel in York. More information on travelling to this venue can be found in our Sustainable Travel Plan.


For more information about the content of this workshop please contact Marie Garnett, the ARMA Professional Development Manager.

If you need any assistance with bookings or general enquiries then please contact Chris Nixon, our Events Administrator.

Due to the structure of the event ARMA reserves the right to restrict the number of attendees coming from each institution. Any members asked to withdraw from this event due to restriction on places offered to one institution, will be offered a place at the repeat version of this course, which will be held in July.