Open access is free, online access to research literature that would otherwise require institutional subscriptions to journals.
The University’s Open Access website has information about funder requirements (UKRI, Wellcome Trust and others), and what you can do to make your publication open access, for example through deposit to the Oxford Research Archive. You can also read the University’s Policy on Open Access.
Many funding organisations also require grantees to deposit their raw research data in appropriate public archives or stores in order to facilitate the validation of results and further work by other researchers. Find out more at Research Data Oxford.
Act on Acceptance and REF
As of April 2016 it is policy that articles and conference papers (with ISSNs) will only be eligible for submission to the next Research Framework Excellence (REF) if the author accepted manuscript is deposited in an institutional repository within three months of acceptance.
Create an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) identifier to ensure all your grants, publications and outputs are correctly attributed to you. For more information on ORCID, including how to verify your affiliation to Oxford, see the ORCID at Oxford website.