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White Rose Libraries for Open Access Week (26-28 October 2021)

Posted on 19 October 2021

From Open Access to pre-registration, publishing is changing. This session asks, 'what could scholarly publishing look like in the future?'.

We are pleased to announce a series of virtual events organised by White Rose Libraries for International Open Access Week 2021. These events will explore and discuss open and reproducible research practices taking place at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, whilst drawing on themes of collaboration and this year’s Open Access Week theme: It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.

The White Rose Universities are each committed to fostering a culture of open research amongst their academic communities, based on the principle that any aspect of the research cycle can be shared freely and made available for reuse by anyone in the world. These events are aimed primarily at researchers from all three institutions and will showcase different approaches taken across a variety of disciplines and at different career stages.

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world, and its organization is led by a global advisory committee. The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek.


All events are free to attend. Further details and registration links can be found below:

Open research across the White Rose Universities (Tuesday 26th October, 12:30 – 14:00)

Researchers at Leeds, Sheffield and York share experiences of adopting open research practices across a wide range of collaborative projects.

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Celebration of Open Research at The University of Sheffield (Wednesday 27th October, 10:00-11:30)

Showcasing the winners of Sheffield's inaugural Open Research Prize

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White Rose ReproducibiliTea (Thursday 28th October, 10:00-11:00)

The ReproducibiliTea journal clubs of Leeds, Sheffield and York discuss this year's OA Week theme of equitable participation for all producers and consumers of knowledge

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Open Research Conversation: The Future of Publishing (Thursday 28th October, 12:00-13:30)

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