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Open Access: Training

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

Upcoming Library Training Courses


How to Comply with HEFCE’s Open Access Policy for the REF

HEFCE’s Open Access Policy applies to journal articles and conference papers accepted for publication from 1st April 2016 onwards.

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 12th December 2017: 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

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Upcoming Training Events for PHD Students



Upcoming Training Events for PHD Students

Maximising your Research Profile: Insights, Tools and Possibilities - Tuesday 21st November 11:00 – 12:00

Copyright and your E-Thesis Tuesday 5th December 11:00 – 12:00 

The venue for each session will be the Gillespie room in the McClay Library, Booking via The Graduate school.​

How to Comply with HEFCE's Open Access Policy for the REF - Online Guide

How to upload a document to Pure - Online Guide

How to create a record in Pure - Online Guide

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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.