Open access and data management
The University is committed to making as much of its research output available on an open access basis as possible, with a policy that all journal articles authored by university staff should be deposited via Liverpool Elements.
Open access to the outputs of research is an important enabler of the advancement of knowledge, helping research reach a wider audience and therefore broaden its potential citation and impact.
Find out more about Open Access.
Research data is crucial evidence in support of research findings, it is a valuable resource for its creators and others.
The University and many funders now recognise the value of underlying data. The University Research Data Management Policy has been in effect since December 2013. Funders such as RCUK, Horizon 2020 and Wellcome Trust all have policies, as do some publishers, such as SpringerNature.
The University policy (and Funders’ policies) place obligations and expectations on researchers with regard to writing data management plans, data storage and security, retention, access and sharing, ownership and data protection.