Open Access Policy and the next REF

The CCCU Open Access policy has recently been updated to incorporate HEFCE’s policy on Open Access for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).

HEFCE’s policy is that the REF will require the final author version of all journal articles and conference proceedings be deposited in a repository upon acceptance for publication. This policy will apply to all journal articles and conference proceedings accepted for publication after 1st April 2016, and any outputs which do not meet this requirement will not be eligible for submission.

It is therefore important that all CCCU researchers archive the final author version in CReaTE as an integral part of the research process.

To support the implementation of this policy, the University has established a network of Open Access Advocates who can provide advice on Open Access.   The Faculty Open Access Advocates are:


  • Hazel Reid
  • Patricia Driscoll

Health and Wellbeing

  • Esther Coren
  • Eleni Hatzidimitriadou
  • Ian Marsh
  • Stephen O’Connor

Arts and Humanities

  • Carolyn Oulton
  • Matt Wright
  • Agnes Gulyas
  • Andy Birtwistle

Social and Applied Sciences

  • Simon Harvey
  • David Bates
  • Robin Bryant
  • Daniel Santamaria

Library Services

  • Roz Bass
  • Andy Hudson

Assistance with uploading items to CReaTE is available from Library Services.  For copies of the CCCU and HEFCE Open Access Policies along with FAQs and other resources on Open Access, please see the RED webpages.





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