Monthly Archives: October 2015

Open Access Week 19th to 25th October 2015

Drop in sessions in the SCR between 12 and 2pm on either Monday 19th or Wednesday 21st October.

International Open Access LogoInternational Open Access week is an opportunity to promote the benefits of Open Access – the unrestricted, online access to the published findings of research.

HEFCE’s policy on Open Access for the next REF will require that 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 may not be eligible for submission to the REF.

It is therefore important that researchers are familiar with HEFCE’s requirements and are in the habit of archiving the final author version in CReaTE as an integral part of the research process.

For further information please see:

For assistance on uploading to CReaTE, please contact Library Services:

or pop in to the SCR between 12 and 2pm on either Mon 19th or Wednesday 21st October where Library Services Staff will be able to answer any questions about Open Access and CReaTE.

RKE Project Set-up Meetings

In response to a need for more support in running RKE projects at CCCU, we’ve recently introduced a new process to help.

When you hear that your project has been successful in securing funding, we’ll arrange a project set-up meeting to discuss what you need to do next and help answer any questions you might have.    Items on the agenda will include: ethics; legal and contract arrangements; finances; recording and reporting; recruitment of staff; marketing; impact; project management; evaluation and sustainability.

We’ll invite key people who can help answer your questions, including: the RKEDM who helped develop your funding application; your management accountant for financial queries; and Eileen Terry (RKE Projects Manager) for general advice and support.  Others will be invited depending on the nature and scale of the project.

This should help you follow correct procedures and enable your project to run smoothly.

If you have any other questions or want to know more about managing RKE projects at CCCU, please contact Eileen Terry, RKE Projects Manager. You can also find out more about project management support on the RED web pages.