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Open Access: Training and Support

This guide is intended to provide advice on open access to researchers

Training and Support

The Library's Open Access Team will be running a number of training sessions for Staff & PhD students in 2019. 

These courses cover a range of topics including Open Access, Pure, REF, Maximising your Research Profile, Copyright, and E-thesis. For course details and information on how you can book your place, please see below.

The full list of OA training dates for 2019 can be viewed from the PDF document immediately below.


Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 14:00 - 14:30. Meeting Room 3, McClay Library

Open Access Policy for REF 2021 


  • Overview of open access 
  • REF 2021 OA Policy requirements
  • Pure - how to create a publication record and upload your accepted manuscript to Pure

To register, login to QOL and select Training Courses, or email

Tuesday 5th February 2019 - 11:00 - 12:00 Gillespie Room, McClay Library

Introduction to Open Access, Pure and Queen's Research Portal


  • Introduction to open access
  • What to consider when publishing
  • Pure and the Research Portal

To register, login via MyFuture and select Events>Workshops (Career Grad School & LDS)> search for the course. 

You can also email

Tuesday 12th February 2019 - 11:00 - 12:00 Gillespie room, McClay Library

Copyright and your ethesis (1hr)


  • University requirement for e-thesis
  • Understanding what copyright is
  • What you need to consider when writing your thesis

To register, login via MyFuture and select Events>Workshops (Career Grad School & LDS)> search for the course. 

You can also email