Open Access to Research Data

9 December 2015


Confirmed to speak

  • Dr Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE
  • Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Head of Data and HSS Publishing, Open Research, Nature Publishing Group/Palgrave Macmillan
  • Kitty Inglis, Librarian, University of Sussex & Chair, Academic Content and Communications Strategy Group, SCONUL
  • Christopher Gutteridge, System, Information and Web Programmer, IT Innovation Team, University of Southampton
  • Dr Chris Tyler, Director, Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (chair)


Ensuring free access to research papers has been a requirement for many funders over recent years, however allowing access to the underlying data behind these has been less strongly focussed on.

Attend this Westminster Briefing event to understand potential future changes to requirements for open access to research data and examine the impact on institutions. We will explore how various considerations will affect the development and implementation of policy, as well as what wider implications will mean.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Freely accessible research data: understanding Governmental, funder and sector perspectives
  • RCUK’s Concordat On Open Research Data
  • Ensuring accessibility of data to allow for reproduction, validation or verification of results
  • Protecting personal and sensitive data: ensuring appropriate and adequate safeguards
  • Expertise in managing and curating research data: ensuring the integrity of results
  • Working and communicating with the academic community regarding open data and their research
  • Examples of good practice to take back and implement with colleagues

The Event

The morning session will provide you with an overview of topical and developing issues in open research data policy and how these affect institutions. In the afternoon session you will hear and share experiences of leading institutional initiatives and responding to various challenges currently facing institutions.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available to confirm your attendance.

Who Should Attend?

 Research officers, REF managers, librarians, repository managers, academics, departmental and faculty heads, senior managers, and anyone with a responsibility for ensuring compliance with research compliance.

Check the website for updated venue details.

Costs and Registration

£225 per place or £175 each for two or more places.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.