OA Good Practice Events Programme

November 2015- July 2016

2016 Events

Below is the programme of events- from workshops to webinars- being planned for the OA Good Practice initiative. This includes all workshop information from the Pathfinder projects.
Also listed here are links to all other Jisc OA-related events, which we shall be co-ordinating with the work of OA Good Practice as much as possible.

Please note planning for 2016 events is still in progress, therefore these listings should be considered as ‘placeholders’ only as they may be subject to change. Further information will be added as soon as it becomes available.

Date: June and July 2016

Registration is now open for the summer series of Open Access Good Practice events to be held across the UK in June and July. As the two-year initiative draws to a close, these five events will celebrate the work done in different areas by the nine Pathfinder Projects and offer attendees the opportunity to learn about and share examples of open access good practice.

To register, please click on the links below:

Advocacy – 9th June, University of Northampton

Baselining and Policy – 20th June, central London

Workflows and Structures – 27th June, University of Manchester

Metadata and Systems – 4th July, University of Edinburgh

Cost Management – 15th July, University of Bath

The events are free and open to all who work in higher education and the area of open access. If you have any questions about the sessions, then please email me at


Date: January 2016

*** PLEASE NOTE that this event will be held on Mon 25th January. It was originally scheduled for Weds 9th December ***

Pathfinder Project: UCL/ Newcastle/ Nottingham (Pathways to OA)

What: REF Exceptions/ Subject Repositories workshop

Where: etc.venues Farringdon, London

When: Monday 25th January 2016 from 10:30 to 16:00


This Pathfinder workshop will be looking at dealing with exceptions to the REF open access policy, and compliance through subject repositories.

The aim of this workshop is:

1) to explore the exceptions to the OA policy for the next REF. Before the workshop, we will gather evidence of REF exceptions from the community, and the workshop will help with developing suggestions for best practice in applying them. A toolkit on applying exceptions to the REF policy will be produced in February 2016.

2) to explore how (and whether) institutions can comply with the REF OA policy using subject repositories. Deposit in subject repositories is permitted under the REF OA policy, but institutions are unsure which subject repositories comply with the REF criteria, and how subject repositories could be used to monitor compliance.

Confirmed speakers are:

Ben Johnson – on HEFCE’s guidance on exceptions
Tom Parsons and Azhar Hussain – on Sherpa REF
Amy Robinson from the University for the Creative Arts – on exceptions and third-party copyright
Cecy Marden from the Wellcome Trust – on reporting from PubMed Central
Lucie Burgess from Oxford University – on arXiv


All information will, when available, be posted on this blog, through the twitter feed ‘@OA_GoodPractice’ and on 

In the meantime, please contact with any comments or queries or if you want to be added to the Jiscmail list – always interested in hearing from you!

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