The benefits of Open Access for researchers are widely recognised. They include:
The two main routes to Open Access are the green and gold routes. We support a green route to Open Access which means the author archives a publisher-approved version of the manuscript, free of charge, in our institutional research repository.
At University of South Wales, Open Access support is part of Library Services. The Research Librarian is happy to help with queries and also provides Open Access training for research staff and PhD students which covers major OA policies, including the Research Excellence Framework (REF) Policy as well as the UKRI Open Access Policy.
USW expects all researchers to conduct research in a responsible and ethical manner and Research Data Management is an intrinsic element of good practice. Central to the principle of good research practice is the honest, accurate and meticulous recording and storage of research data.
It can include:
Why manage data?
The USW Research Data Management Policy stipulates that all new research projects must have a data management and sharing plan. These plans must consider copyright, intellectual property, data licensing, data protection, data access & security and data re-use.
The Research Librarian is happy to help with data management plans and queries. They also provide data management training for research staff and PhD students. If you have a query relating to funding requirements for Research Data Management, please contact Research and Innovation Services.