Snapshot of the OA Good Practice Pathfinder projects

To help the wider sector navigate which Pathfinder projects might be best to try and contribute to/keep an eye on, the Pathfinder projects have created ‘elevator pitches’ which give a snapshot of the area they plan to focus on. Another way of thinking about this is summing up the project in a tweet.

Further information on the aims/ objectives/ benefits to the sector of each project will be available through their project blogs.

Find links to all OA Good Practice Pathfinder blogs here

Coventry University:

Associates: University of Northampton; DeMontfort University

Elevator Pitch: ‘Enabling HEIs with limited financial and human resources considering aspects of impact with regard to Open Access implementation.’

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Northumbria University:

Associate:  Sunderland University

Elevator Pitch: ‘Will enable HEIs with limited external funding to develop evidence-based, creative responses to the challenges and opportunities of Open Access.’

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Oxford Brookes University:

Associates: Nottingham Trent University; University of Portsmouth

Elevator Pitch: ‘Understanding researcher behaviours through sense-making for better OA engagement’

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Associates: Newcastle University; University of Nottingham

Elevator Pitch: ‘Pathways to increase OA looking at advocacy, publication management and data investigation’

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University of Bath:

Associates: University of Bristol; University of Exeter; University of Cardiff

Elevator Pitch: ‘Will examine options for reducing admin costs for OA implementation’

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University of Hull:

Associates: University of Huddersfield; University of Lincoln

Elevator Pitch: ‘HHuLOA will focus on good practice to identify and implement a range of OA initiatives across three non RLUK research intensive partners’

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University of Edinburgh:

Associates: Heriot Watt University, University of St Andrews

Elevator Pitch: ‘Will produce re-usable resources for OA practitioners’

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University of Glasgow:

Associates: University of Southampton; Lancaster University; University of Kent

Elevator Pitch: ‘Will improve OA metadata management via EPrints whilst considering transferability of outputs to other platforms’

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University of Manchester:

Associates: Edge Hill University; Liverpool John Moores University; University of Liverpool; University of Salford

Elevator Pitch: ‘Builds a North West Community of Practice for OA: producing toolkits, running workshops and hosting a landmark conference’

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