Key Information

Tutors: Ruth E Hibbert, David P Phillips and Ce Stevenson (Library Services)
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit
Mode of Delivery: Microsoft Teams
Maximum Course Capacity
: 25


  • Friday 17 May 2024
    10:00-11:30, Microsoft Teams

This workshop provides an insight into preparing your thesis to be made Open Access (OA) and the benefits of open access more generally. This workshop will provide you with a general introduction to the topic, with specific reference to your PhD thesis, and related research outputs that may arise from PhD study. You will be introduced to: 

  • Open Access repositories
  • Practice of Open Research
  • Open access publishing
  • Online tools to find open access research material

The course will cover UKRI’s new open access policy which requires funded authors to make journal/conference proceedings submitted for publication from 1 April 2022 immediately open access without any embargo and using an open licence.

Please note this course was previously named ‘Introduction to Making Your Thesis Open Access’

Learning Outcomes

After completing this workshop, you will be better able to:

  • Utilise the College’s repository and OA funding systems to make your research papers open access
  • Utilise Open Access tools and websites to find OA material and suitable locations to publish OA
  • Use preprint servers for communicating research at an early stage
  • Identify potential illegitimate publishing entities which risk your research reputation

How to Book

Please select a date and book on via Inkpath using your Imperial Single-Sign-On.