Open access: opening up academic research to the public

11 November 2020, 6.25 PM - 11 November 2020, 7.30 PM


Traditionally, academic research was hidden behind paywalls and only available to those institutions and individuals who subscribed to journals. Open access publishing allows publicly funded research to be read by the public. More and more funding bodies are requiring grant holders to publish in this way. The race to find a vaccine and treatments for COVID 19 has made the need to share research more widely even more apparent.

Join representatives from the research support teams at the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol in an online presentation on how to uncover open access resources for your own personal research.

We will be exploring ways to access academic research online as well as providing guidance on how to interpret an academic paper.


Jane Belger: Research and Open access Librarian, University of the West of England

Alex Clarke: Research Support Librarian, University of Bristol

Tim Worth: Study Skills Coordinator, University of Bristol

Zosia Beckles: Research Support Librarian, University of Bristol


  • 18:25 - Join the talk online
  • 18:30 – 19:30 - Presentation including Q&A

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