Open access

We’re working to develop services, provide support, and influence policy in order to enable UK higher education to realise the rewards of open access (OA). Read our introductory guide and find out more about our role in open access.

Policy compliance

Helping you to meet and demonstrate compliance with different funder and publisher requirements.

Guides

Complying with open access policies

Services

SHERPA services
Tools to access and comply with OA archiving policies

Publications Router
Populates repositories automatically

OpenAIRE national OA desk (NOAD)
Support to comply with the EC's OA policy

Jisc Collections support for OA
Global OA compliance standards for publishers

Monitor Local
APC and compliance reporting

R&D

OA infrastructure for research in Europe (OpenAIRE)

Cost management

Support with improving your processes and systems; and providing shared services, in order to save costs.

Guides

Managing your open access costs

Services

Jisc Collections support for OA
Negotiating with publishers to constrain OA costs

Monitor Local
APC management and reporting

Monitor UK
APC management

R&D

Institution as e-textbook publisher

Discovery, usage and impact

Supporting you to improve the visibility of your repository and demonstrate the reach and impact of your research.

Guides

Open access: discovery usage and impact

Services

CORE
Aggregation of OA content from repositories and journals

IRUS-UK
Standards-based statistics aggregation service

OpenDOAR
Global directory of OA repositories

R&D

OAPEN-UK

Investigating OA monograph services

Metadata and interoperability

Helping you to overcome interoperability issues between funder, publisher and institutional systems.

Member stories

Valerie McCutcheon
Research information manager, University of Glasgow