Open access is simply the open and free availability of research outputs to anyone at point of access.
HEFCE and RCUK have implemented open access policies, which institutions and researchers are required to follow to remain eligible for REF submission and future funding awards. The University has implemented its open access policy in the Research Integrity Code.
Please follow the links to access information about our core services.
What is open access?
Open Access Roadmap
Follow the steps in our roadmap to ensure REF eligibility and full compliance with your funder's open access policy
Policy mandates | REF eligibility | Funder compliance
Understand the policy requirements of HEFCE, RCUK and the other funder's who mandate open access
How do I deposit my paper in BRAD?
An essential step for REF compliance - see our BRAD userguide!
How do I request publishing funds for Gold open access?
Full details on how to apply
Events in scholarly communications:
Hosted by Brunel Library
Watch again presentations from a range of speakers from the digital scholarly comms world. Kudos, Altmetrics, Open Library of the Humanities - and more!
Contact us for advice
Get in touch with our BRAD support team and open access officer