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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 .

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/407590612590904/

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 h.lloyd-jones@exeter.ac.uk 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.

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