International Open Access Week

International Open Access Week

International Open Access Week 2023

International Open Access Week 2023 took place from 23-29 October. We hosted Lego workshops on Creative Commons licences and the importance of reproducibility in research. We offered Bootcamps to help to boost researcher profiles on Pure, Scopus and ORCID.

Researcher Profile Bootcamps

Drop-in sessions were hosted by the Open Research team.

The sessions offered support to:

Optimize Your Pure Profile :

Learn how to maintain a Pure profile that showcases your research expertise, making your work easily discoverable by peers and collaborators.

Harness the Power of ORCID :

Discover the secrets of using your ORCID effectively to streamline your research identity and simplify publication tracking.

Update your Scopus Author Profile:

Learn how to make regular checks of your Scopus author profile; ensure your author details are correct and publications are correctly attributed to you.

Hands-On Experience :

Get hand-on advice, as we guide you through setting up, editing or maintaining your profile using these tools

Have Questions? We've Got Answers!

The team were on hand to address queries and offer personalized tips to help you make the most of these research-enhancing tools.

Monday 23rd October | 10am-4pm | Seminar Room 224, Sir Duncan Rice Library | 

Wednesday 25th October | 10am-4pm | IMS Atrium, Foresterhill 

Friday 27th October | Online |

Open Research through Gamification  

A fun workshop that combines learning with Lego! Sessions explored reproducibility, research integrity, and open licensing for research in a whole new way. 

Creative Commons Licences with Lego : 

Our Open Research team has crafted an innovative game using everyone's favourite building blocks - Lego! Dive into the world of Creative Commons licenses like never before. Learn how these licenses shape the future of open research and expand the reach of your work. 

Creative Commons Licences with Lego | Tuesday, October 24th | 10-11:30am | Meeting Room 1, Sir Duncan Rice Library 

Reproducibility with Lego : 

Get ready for some hands-on teamwork using Lego to demonstrate the critical role of reproducibility in ensuring the integrity of your research. It's not just about bricks; it's about building trust in your findings. 

Lego and Reproducibility | Thursday, October 26th | 10-11:30am | Meeting Room 1, Sir Duncan Rice Library 

Carve your PhD @University of Aberdeen

Something fun to end the week!

The Open Research team invited our PGR students to create the best, spookiest representation of their thesis in pumpkin form.



International Open Access Week 2022

For International Open Access Week 2022 we hosted a full week of events to celebrate and explore the benefits of Open Access. The Open Research Team secured some of the leading advocates within the Open Access arena to share their thoughts, insights and predictions with us.

The sessions were carefully curated with the full UoA research community in mind to inspire you whether you are at the early stages of your career, a widely published Principal Investigator, or somewhere in between. International Open Access Week flew by but all our events were recorded and added to our new YouTube Open Research playlist

International Open Access Week 2022 Event Recordings and Slides

Our events programme highlights

Monday 24 October 

Open Ideas: Fresh Perspectives

The latest Open Research thinking from leading academics and advocates from across the UK and Australia

View the Recording 

Tuesday 25 October 
Aberdeen University Press launch

A special event to celebrate Aberdeen University Press becoming a fully Open Access online publishing house.

Wednesday 26 October
Roundtable with UoA interdisciplinary leads

The University of Aberdeen Interdisciplinary Directors examine and explore perspectives on the challenges cross disciplinary researchers face within an open data environment.

View the Recording

Friday 28 October 
Open Data - the next 10 years

Jump into the future with our panel of experts from across the UK and Europe sharing their Open Data predictions for the next 10 years.

View the Recording