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Open Access: Training

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

Training and support

Open Access is one element of Open Research. We regularly provide training on the following topics:

  • Pure and the Research Portal
  • Getting your first article published
  • Open Access publishing
  • E-thesis submission
  • Copyright
  • Research data and your thesis
  • Workshops on uploading your data to Pure
  • Protecting your research

Full details of our training courses can be found here


Bitesize training: UKRI open access policy for long form publications

These 30-minute sessions will focus on the UKRI’s new open-access policy regarding Longform publications (monographs, book chapters and edited collections).

The session will outline the funding application process and how exemptions are likely to be applied for. Current UKRI-funded authors at QUB are advised to attend.

Sessions will take place monthly and will be delivered via MS Teams from 15.00-16.00 on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024  
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2024 
  • Wednesday, 26 June 2024 

Staff can book their place via iTrent by searching 'UKRI open access policy for long form publications' or by emailing

Staff Training : Pure and the research portal

Pure is the system used to upload and make your research articles visible online, note any prizes you have won, record any prestigious activities and upload your datasets.

These 30-minute sessions will provide you with a practical workshop on how to use Pure. What to update on your personal profile and how to create records for your research outputs. The session will also give a brief overview of Open Access publishing. 

Sessions will take place monthly and will be delivered via MS Teams from 14.00-15.00 on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday, 08 May 2024 
  • Wednesday, 05 June 2024 

Please book your place via iTrent or email