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Open access week 2021 – Sherpa international collaborations

As we have approached Open Access Week 2021, with its theme of ‘Building Structural Equity’, we have been thinking about the ways in which Sherpa Services can continue to grow as a sustainable, inclusive and diverse resource for our users across the globe. Data collaborations One of the key ways in which we are engaging […]

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Open research

OpenDOAR’s Plan S repository self-assessment tool

In August 2021, OpenDOAR launched its free Plan S Repository self-assessment tool to the global repository community to aid repositories in building high standards and broadening their impact.  What does it do?  The tool allows repository managers to see how their repository fares against the six Plan S repository requirements offering clear explanations, implementable guidance and good practice tips along the way.  The tool serves to aid the development of improved […]

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Open Access is useless …

For Open Access week, Jisc’s Paul Stokes (Product Manager, Open Research Services), argues that without investment in infrastructure, Open Access can’t be open for all.  So here we are.Open access week. People across the world are putting on their FAIR hats, pulling up their Plan S socks, pinning on their Open Access Week badges* and […]