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Open Research team

The Open Research team (formerly Research Support) works in partnership with academic and research staff, postgraduate research students, and other staff facilitating research.

We provide guidance and training to help you plan, publish, preserve and share your research. We can help with:

  • Open Access, including University policy, funder mandates, and REF OA requirements
  • research data management, including University and funder data policies, data management planning, and advocacy for good practice
  • Open Research, promoting openness and transparency in research, and developing networks of practice
  • copyright legislation, exceptions and related licences concerning scholarly publications
  • ORCID iDs and other identifiers
  • citation analysis and bibliometrics, general principles and practice for individual researchers.

We provide one-to-one support (via email, telephone, Zoom or Google Meet). We also deliver training activities and briefings for departments.

Contact the team

Contact us to ask a question, book an appointment or request training.

You can contact the team by email:

Team memberFocus 

Janette Colclough

Open Research Manager

  • Team management and strategy
  • General open research enquiries
Janette Colclough

Thom Blake

Open Research Librarian

  • Support for open access and research publications
  • York Open Access Fund
  • Open access repository services
  • Library support for REF

Lindsey Myers

Open Research Librarian

  • Support for the principles and practice of research data management
  • Reviews of data management plans
  • Research Data York service
  • Skills training to research staff and students
Lindsey Myers

Ben Catt

Open Research Librarian

  • Guidance and advocacy for research transparency, reproducibility and openness
  • Support for copyright and licensing issues relating to research
  • General open research enquiries

Matthew Herring

Open Research Specialist

  • Library services supporting open access and research data deposit 

Amanda Briant

Open Research Specialist

  • Library services supporting open access and research data deposit