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Find that research paper (and more!) on Open Research Exeter!

Have you browsed through Open Research Exeter (ORE) recently? Why not have a look?

The university’s online repository showcases all types of Exeter’s research, including research papers, research data and theses. Research in ORE can be viewed and downloaded freely by researchers and students all over the world.

If you need a full-text copy of a research paper or PhD thesis by a UoE researcher, this is the place to look!

Here are some examples of ORE content:

For more information about how to put your own research outputs into ORE see our Open Access pages.


Open Research Exeter (ORE) launch!

Are you thinking about uploading a copy of your research paper or your PGR thesis to the University’s repository?

Well, you might like to know that ERIC, the current institutional repository, is being rebranded this week as Open Research Exeter (ORE)!

ORE showcases all types of Exeter’s research, including research papers, research data and theses, increasing its visibility and impact.

  • Research in ORE can be viewed and downloaded freely by researchers and students all over the world.
  • Research in ORE is securely stored, managed and preserved to ensure free, permanent access.
  • ORE’s content includes journal articles, conference papers, working papers, reports, book chapters, videos, audio, images, multimedia research project outputs, raw data and analysed data.
For more information see the ORE pages or come and talk to the the Open Exeter team. We will be in the Forum Street on Friday March 22nd from 10:00 – 12:00, to answer any research data management or open access queries you may have. You will have the chance to see an ORE demo, and talk to those who developed the repository as well as staff from RKT, Exeter IT and the Library who support research at Exeter, including your favourite Subject Librarians! You can join the event on Facebook and you may even get a free fairy cake! Email or for further advice.


New Open Access Research and Research Data Management Policy for PGR Students

The Open Access Research and Research Data Management Policy for PGR Students has now been approved by the Board of the Faculty of Graduate Research.

The policy will be implemented in two stages:

  1. PGR students who are funded by RCUK should comply with this policy with regards to research papers submitted for publication from 1st April 2013.
  1. All PGR students should comply with this policy from 1st October 2013 with regards to research papers and research data.

The following links provide further help and guidance on Open Access and research data management for PGR students and their supervisors:

Further help and advice is available via the Open Access and Data Curation Team on  or .

International Open Access Week 22-26 October

We are delighted to announce our programme of events to celebrate International Open Access Week from 22nd to 26th October 2012 which will take place on Streatham, St Luke’s and Tremough campuses. Open Access to research publications and data has the potential to transform the way research is conducted and Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to better understand and become more involved in this international movement.

We have organised an exciting week of activities which include our keynote speakers, Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director at Public Library of Science, who will talk on How I learnt to stop worrying and love the RCUK policy, and Alma Swan, Director of European Advocacy for SPARC, who will present on Open Access and You – A relationship with promise. Other events include a webinar on Managing Research Data for the Social Sciences, Brian Kelly’s presentation on Open Practices for the Connected Researcher, Mark Hahnel’s talk on the Disruptive Dissemination of Research Outputs, a special Open Access edition of Research Speed Updating and a workshop on Data Protection, Data Storage and Sharing.

Come along to our Open Access Café, where are Open Access Week competition will be announced, and chat to others about Open Access issues over a glass of wine at our Open Access Happy Hour.

The full timetable of events is available here – we do hope you can make it to some of the activities or stop by at our stall on the mezzanine level of the Forum from Monday 22nd October!

Funds Available for Open Access Publishing

Do you need to publish your paper on Open Access?

We have a grant from the Wellcome Trust  to pay for the costs of publishing papers arising from research funded by the Wellcome Trust on Open Access. If you have paid to publish Wellcome research on Open Access recently, or plan to, please let us know as we may be able either to fund or reimburse these costs.

You can find out more about how the University is helping researchers meet funders’ Open Access policy requirements from the Library web site: .

We also have a subscription to BioMed Central (covering full costs of publication) and a smaller amount of money to cover the costs of publishing in other journals.  The funds currently available are under review and we hope they will be increased in future to help a wider range of researchers to comply with funder policies.

If you have any Open Access queries at all, please get in touch with , the Open Access Manager, or contact .

Discuss Debate Disseminate

The Open Exeter project is pleased to invite all UoE researchers to Discuss Debate Disseminate: A discussion of the issues around the management of your research materials and data and an opportunity to network with other researchers. PhD students and early career researchers from all disciplines welcome.

The event will take place on 22nd June 09:00 – 12:30 in the Upper Lounge of Reed Hall on the Streatham campus.


09:00 – 09:15: Arrival coffee/tea

09:15 – 09:30: Welcome

09:30 – 10:30: Session 1: Delete, Keep or Share?: Each researcher brings one example of research material or data (this could be, for example, in electronic or paper format).  In groups you will describe your research material or data briefly before discussing whether you would delete it, keep it, or share it, and why.

10:30-10:45: Coffee/tea break

10:45-11:30: Session 2: “Speed data dating”: Meet and get to know other researchers and the issues that they face with their research materials. Are there any common problems or solutions?

11:30-12:15: Session 3: PhD student panel session: Open Exeter PhD student answer your research materials management questions.

12:15-12:30: Feedback and Close

Please register for the event via email to

For event details see:

Open Exeter presents “How to Write a Data Management Plan”

The Open Exeter team will present “How to Write a Data Management Plan: A Short Guide”, followed by coffee and cakes at the Cornwall campus in April. All researchers and PhD students are welcome to attend this event, which aims to help researchers who increasingly will need to write data management plans as part of their funding applications.

The talk will take place on 23rd April, from 12:00 – 12:30 in Lecture Theatre 1, Peter Lanyon Building, Cornwall campus.

You can register for the event via our Facebook event page or by sending an email to but feel free to come along even if you haven’t registered!

Tell us about your research data!

It’s your last chance to participate in the Open Exeter survey!

Attention all researchers and PGR students! Take part in our short online survey and you’ll be in with a chance to win a top-of-the-range Kindle! The survey will be open until the end of March.

The Open Exeter project is investigating how research data is created, managed and used across the University in order to create an institutional data repository for all types of research data. We will also implement training and guidance for researchers and review and ratify institutional policy on research data.

What are the benefits of putting your research data on Open Access?

  • Compliance with funders’ Open Access policies
  • Greater visibility of research
  • Increase your citations
  • Better chance of further collaboration
  • Securely held data with a reduced risk of data loss
  • Ability to reuse data for other research projects

We need the help of researchers and PGR students to enable us to understand what kind of data you are using, how much data you store, and what type of training would be useful for you as well as letting us know your opinions about Open Access.

Find out more about Open Exeter:

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