Support for researchers

Support for researchers to conduct Open Research comes from across the University, including the Library, Research Services and IT Services as well as relevant individuals and groups within departments.

Students using the Diamond PC room
  • Open Access - information on types of OA, how to apply for funding, open access policies and more.
  • Open and FAIR data - guidance on steps you can take to make research data discoverable and accessible.
  • Research software - training and support from the RSE team, including code clinics.
  • Research computing support - including data storage, management and analysis (student or staff login required).
  • Copyright - guidance and policy on all aspects of copyright for University researchers.
  • Scholarly licensing - including information on Creative Commons licences.
  • Preprints - information about preprint servers and factors to consider.
  • Responsible metrics - an overview of how to use metrics responsibly, good practice and the limitations of metrics.


There are also several relevant policies at the University which can help guide researchers:

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.