Durham University has had an Open Access Policy since 2011, expecting authors to ensure that their research outputs are made available in an open access form wherever possible. This page:
Durham University's Open Access policy applies to all academic staff and postgraduate research students.
For all peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers:
For all other research publications:
View the full Durham University Open Access policy.
Durham University's Research Publications policy was approved by Senate on 14th February 2023 following a University wide consultation process, and is aligned with the Open Access (OA) requirements of funders, including UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Wellcome Trust and Research England. It applies to all staff authoring any Scholarly Article which they submit for publication after 31st March 2023.
Further information on Durham University's Research Publications Policy can be found on our dedicated guide.
View the N8 Statement on Rights Retention here.
View the full Durham University Research Publications Policy.
Durham's Research Data Management Policy includes expectations for authors on how to manage their research data, and to consider if and how this can and should be made available to other researchers. It applies to all research projects, for all academic staff and research students at the University.
PIs are responsible for ensuring that:
The full Durham University Research Data Management Policy can be found here.
Ownership of research data is defined in the University's Intellectual Property Policy.
Further guidance on Research Data Management can be found on our guide.
Durham University's Research Integrity Policy outlines the broad expectations around behaviour and practice in all research activity conducted by staff and students. This includes areas related to Open Research Practices.
All of these requirements are underpinned by one broad principle:
Durham University's Intellectual Property Policy outlines expectations in three areas related to open access:
The full Durham University Intellectual Property Policy can be viewed here (internal users only).
The University has a policy, and statement, on how publication and citation metrics should be used responsibly when evaluating the visibility and impact of its research publication output.
The accessibility of research output may increase its visibility, discoverability and citation/re-use potential.
We therefore include here links to: