International Open Access Week 2023

International Open Access Week 2023

International Open Access Week 2023 takes place from 23-29 October. If you'd like to learn more about Creative Commons licences or the importance of reproducibility in research sign up for one of our Lego workshops. If you need help to boost your researcher profile on Pure, Scopus or ORCID drop into one of our Bootcamps in person or online. See below for details and to book. 

Researcher Profile Bootcamp

Need help to get the most out of your Researcher profile? Join us for a drop-in session hosted by the Open Research team.

The sessions will offer 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!

Our expert team will be on hand to address all your queries and offer personalized tips to help you make the most of these research-enhancing tools.

Don't miss this opportunity. Join us at the Open Research drop-in session and unlock the potential of your researcher profile!

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

Wednesday 25th October | 10am-4pm | IMS Atrium, Foresterhill Book to add to calendar

Friday 27th October | Online |

Book your 15-minute slot with Francesca 

Book your 15-minute slot with Joanna

Mark your calendars and let's boost your research influence together!  

Open Research through Gamification  

A fun workshop that combines learning with Lego! Join us for a session where we'll explore 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 

Book online 

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 

Book online

We encourage you to bring your friends along to these engaging and informative sessions. Explore the exciting intersection of research and gamification and have fun at the same time! 

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 Slides & Recordings


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

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Clare Bond

Stephen Curry

Chris Jackson

Cameron Neylon

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.

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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.

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Jess Butler

Mark Hahnel

Hazel Hay

Paola Masuzzo

Ian Watt