Welcome to Library Research Support

The Library Services Research support team can help you manage your research profile and disseminate your publications and data, enabling you to meet University and funder requirements.

UK Research and Innovation Block Grant

Learn how to access the UKRI block grant in order to fund APC payments to publish in gold open access journals.

Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Transitional Agreements

Find out which journals the OU has transitional agreements with and how you can publish at no extra cost to you.


Sign up for one of our training sessions on a range of topics.

FAIR Principles

Discover what FAIR means and why it is important for your research project.

Checklists for new researchers

If you are new to the Open University, these checklists highlight Library advice, information and resources available to you.

The Orb

New institutional Open Access Book Fund

As part of the Open University’s commitment to fostering an open and engaging research culture, a new pilot fund is being launched to support the costs of publishing open access books. The Open...

New UKRI fund for long-form outputs now open

You may already be aware that UKRI’s open access requirements are being extended to long-form outputs.  If you will be publishing a UKRI-funded monograph, book chapter or edited collection on or...

World Digital Preservation Day 2023 – Open University Legacy Research Papers

To coincide with World Digital Preservation Day on 2nd November 2023, the Open University Library announce a new collection of over 450 Legacy Research Papers on ORO. In partnership with the...

Join the new ‘Open Research Community’ today

  The Library’s Research Support Team have just launched a new Open Research Community on Microsoft Viva Engage (formerly Yammer). We want to create an inclusive, supportive and active...

ORO Annual Infographics 2022/23

ORO OU Infographic We have created infographics from ORO usage data. We have infographics for each faculty and IET, with some commentary on Downloads, Deposits and % Open Access for both the year...

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