Data Search – a new service

This new service from Elsevier is worth a look.  Data Search trawls the web to find open data sources located in institutional repositories, like our own OpenAIR and National Data Centres, such as UK Data Service, British Oceanographic Data Centre, and publishers’ resources. It will be an invaluable took for research students, researchers and for teaching resources.

On the other side of the coin, making sure your research data is openly available and lodged in a way which is publically assessible will increase your profile and impact. Data can be stored on RGU’s OpenAIR alongside your publication. Contact for more information

Depositing Research Outputs: Getting more from OpenAIR

imagesRGU has its own institutional repository for research outputs called “OpenAIR”.  Depositing research outputs in OpenAIR meets many Open Access requirements and, because the repository is optimised for search engines, it can raise the profile of research staff and students.  To improve the level of service support offered to researchers and research students, a new policy has been approved. As a result, OpenAIR is now accepting submissions of many more kinds of research output, including research data, systematic review protocols and any outputs created by doctoral and research masters students. If you would like to find out more, get in touch with the OpenAIR team, or read the full policy.”


To be eligible for submission to the post-2014 REF …


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Given that we are in March, the vernal equinox is past and British Summer Time commences this weekend when the clocks go forward, here’s a timely reminder that to be eligible for submission to the post-2014 REF, authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts of journals and conference papers accepted after 1 April 2016 must have been deposited in an institutional or subject repository as soon as possible after acceptance for publication.

If your paper is being published forward your acceptance email to as soon as you receive it.

See HEFCE Policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework for more information.