Open Access Week 2022

Open Access Week is an opportunity to celebrate all things open - this year, we’re holding the following events, open to all staff and students.


Open Access week: 24th-30th October 2022

White Rose Libraries OER Toolkit online launch event

Tuesday 25th October 2022, 13:00 – 14:00

The White Rose Libraries of Leeds, Sheffield and York are pleased to announce the official launch of an Open Educational Resources Toolkit to help faculty and library staff to understand, engage with, and sustain OER in their work and practice.

The event will be introduced by White Rose Libraries Executive Manager Kate Petherbridge who will talk about how the toolkit project came about, and how it fits with the WRL commitment to open access and open education. We will also hear from Dr Chrissi Nerantzi about the theory and practice of open education before colleagues from the project team introduce and give us a guided tour of the toolkit itself and an opportunity to ask questions.

Find out more and book a place here.


Climate Justice and Open Research - online event

Thursday 27th October 2022, 12:00 – 13:00

To mark the OA Week 2022 theme of climate justice, this session will explore open research in relation to climate challenges and inequalities. Talks from Hita Unnikrishnan (Urban Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences) and Ankit Kumar (Department of Geography) will examine issues including the importance of open access publishing and open data in supporting and informing ongoing research and research-informed advocacy around climate justice. The two talks will be followed by questions and open discussion.

Find out more and book a place here

One-to-one advice and guidance on open access and research data management:

You can book a one-to-one advice session with a member of our team through the links below. If a suitable time is not available, please use the appropriate email address to enquire about further availability:

Copyright - please email

Gold open access and UKRI enquiries (

Green open access (WRRO) (

Research data management (

Featured resources

During OA Week 2022, we’ll also be sharing a range of resources for TUoS researchers to engage with at your own convenience - watch out for our Twitter posts highlighting the resource of the day! You can also find details below:

OpenFest 2022 recordings and slides - we’ll be showcasing the varied and fascinating talks presented at this year’s OpenFest on topics including open access monographs, FAIR data and software, digital humanities, open research communities and more.

FAIR video case studies - We’ve created six short video case studies each featuring a TUoS researcher whose work embodies good practice on FAIR data and software - outputs that are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. Learn more about what they did, its benefits, and how you can apply some of these practices in your own research here.

Introducing the TUoS Open Research Training Portal - your one-stop shop for information and links to training on open research. Looking for ideas to improve your research practice and reach a wider audience? Take a few minutes to explore.

Understanding the UKRI Open Access Policy - UKRI has a new open access policy, which applies to research articles submitted on or after 1 April 2022, and to monographs, book chapters and edited collections published on or after 1 January 2024. We’ve created a video to guide you through it.

Creative Commons licences can be used to allow others to make use of a copyrighted work as long as they follow the conditions of the licence - these licences are commonly used to make academic publications or other outputs (such as data) open access. View our short explanatory video about Creative Commons licences here.

Open access monographs - We’ve created a short video to introduce you to open access for monographs, book chapters and edited collections. The video explores the benefits of open access for academic books, introduces different funding models, publisher types and routes to open access, and explains the new monographs requirement in the UKRI open access policy.

University of Sheffield Repositories (WRRO and ORDA) - this short video provides an introduction to the University's two research repositories, WRRO and ORDA, including details on what you might choose to upload and the benefits of uploading your research materials and outputs.

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