Accessibility statement

Open Research team

The Open Research team 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, data deposit and sharing, 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 or request training:

Book an appointment for personalised guidance on open research practice.

Book an Open Research Online Appointment

Team memberFocus 

Thom Blake

Open Research Manager

  • Team management and strategy
  • Support for open access and research publications
  • York Open Access Fund
  • Open access repository services
  • General open research enquiries

Lindsey Myers

Open Research Librarian

  • Support for the principles and practice of research data management
  • Guidance and advocacy for data deposit and sharing
  • Reviews of data management plans
  • Research Data York service
  • Skills training to research staff and students

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