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Open Access: Training

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

Upcoming Library Training Courses


Open Access Policy for REF 2021

Open access is a requirement for REF eligibility, so if you have a journal article or conference paper accepted for publication you must deposit the accepted manuscript in Pure within three months of acceptance.

During this session we will demonstrate what you need to do in order to comply with the policy to ensure that your work is eligible for the REF.

  • Tuesday 22nd May 2018: 14:00 - 14:30 pm - Meeting Room 3, McClay Library (Fully Booked)
  • Tuesday 19th June 2018: 14:00 - 14:30 pm - Gillespie Room, McClay Library

​​​To register for a session, login to Queen's Online and click ‘Training Courses’ from the ‘Other’ section.

If you are a postgraduate student you may need to register by emailing

Open Access Team


Top: L to R: Eimear Evans, Dan Holden, Stephen Gorman

Bottom: L to R: Colleen Tierney, Mark Bennett, Rebecca Clarke​

Team Members

Eimear Evans - Institutional Repository Officer, ext:6163.

  • Support and information on Copyright, bibliometrics and e-theses.
  • Repository administration.

Stephen Gorman - Open Access Officer, ext:6263.

  • Support and information on Open Access, including advice on the OA requirements for REF 2021 & other funder requirements. 
  • Gold open access (Payment of APCs).

Colleen Tierney - Senior Library Assistant

  • Pure validation.

Mark Bennett - Senior Library Assistant, ext:6274

  • Pure validation.

Rebecca Clarke - Senior Library Assistant, ext:6273

  • Gold open access (APCs).

Contact Us

For further information on open access or the Research Portal please email

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You can check our Open Access FAQs or you can type a question below and library staff will be in touch.