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Open Research Team

The Open Research team works in partnership with academic and research staff, postgraduate researchers, 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 skills to promote openness and transparency in research, and developing networks of open research practice
  • Copyright legislation and exceptions 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 postgraduate researchers and staff

Ben Catt

Open Research Librarian

  • Coordinating Open Research at York community of practice initiatives
  • Guidance and advocacy for research transparency and reproducibility
  • Support for copyright and licensing issues relating to research
  • Skills training to postgraduate researchers and staff

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

Paula Schirrmacher

Research Intelligence Analyst

  • Responsible bibliometric analysis to support data-driven decision-making
  • Guidance and skills training in bibliometrics for stakeholders across the university
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