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Provided by: Office of Scholarly Communication

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Why you need to know about Open Research: opening the door to your academic future (for PhD students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

  • Would you like to share your research findings with the international academic community, and use open materials from other researchers, without paywall restrictions?
  • Would you like to boost citations of your work and increase collaboration?
  • Did you know that funders recognise the benefits of Open Access and most now require it as a condition of their grants?

These are questions for postgraduate students at all stages of their research.

Research in the 21st century is changing at a rapid pace and it can be hard to keep up with this dynamic and fast-paced environment. There are more pressures on researchers than ever before, including mandates around Open Access and data sharing as well as extra pressure to boost citations to secure the next role.

The University of Cambridge has recently committed to promoting and supporting Open Research, and understanding the basics of 'what it is' is now essential for researchers. This introductory session will help you navigate this complex landscape including the benefits of Open Access, how to use the University’s repository to publish research and boost your citations, and how to comply with the new regulations.

Target audience
  • PhD students in HASS subjects.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Topics covered

Join us to explore the essential whys and hows of open research. We'll cover:

  • everything you need to know about Open Access and data sharing in the humanities, arts and social sciences
  • how to use the University's Repository, Apollo, to publish your research and gain citations

Interactive session

Mailing Lists

When you attend an event run by the OSC, we add you to our mailing lists to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments and opportunities in the field of open research. We send one Research Data Newsletter and one Office of Scholarly Communication newsletter per month. You are welcome to unsubscribe from these lists at any point if you feel the information is not relevant to you.

  • You will find it useful to bring your own internet-enabled device to this session.

One session of one hour


Once a term

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