Booking is now open for training on RPS and the REF open access policy in April. Last term’s training sessions proved very popular, and feedback received was extremely positive: respondents found sessions very useful (65%) or useful (35%).
All UCL authors are required to maintain a list of their publications in UCL’s Research Publication Service (RPS). To comply with the REF open access policy, they must also upload the final accepted manuscript version of their research articles and conference proceedings to RPS. This needs to be done no later than three months after first online publication. The Open Access Team review the manuscript and make it open access through UCL Discovery, UCL’s open access repository.
Our training sessions will explain the REF open access policy and what to do to comply with its requirements. They will also show you how to, in RPS:
- set up name-based search settings
- use all the advantages of RPS’s automated claiming tool (including linking RPS to your ORCID ID)
- record a publication
- upload a file
The sessions will be a good opportunity to ask questions about RPS and the REF open access policy, and they are open to all UCL staff and interested research students. New members of staff, and anyone who is unsure about any of the features mentioned above, are strongly encouraged to attend. Regular reports on compliance with the REF open access policy, and on academics’ use of RPS, are sent to Faculty Deans and Heads of Department.
Thursday, 4th April, 14:00 – 15:00
Foster Court, room 132
Tuesday, 30th April, 11:00 – 12:00
Foster Court, room 235
To book, and if you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also let us know if you would like to organise group training or drop-in sessions in your department.