UKCORR Members Day 2019

The UKCORR Members Day 2019 will be held again at the British Library's Knowledge Centre, close to St Pancras, King's Cross and Euston National Rail stations.


Additional Information

09:30 - 10:00 Registration and refreshments (Knowledge Centre first floor foyer)

10:00 - 10:05 Welcome and housekeeping – Nicola Dowson, Chair of UKCORR (Knowledge Centre auditorium)

10:05 - 11:00 Keynote presentations: (Knowledge Centre auditorium)

'Plan S': Rachel Bruce, Head of Open Research,UK Research and Innovation

'Retaining academic choice and restraining institutional costs in a Plan S world: the role of the UKSCL model institutional open access policy': Chris Banks, Assistant Provost (Space), Director of Library Services, Imperial College, London

11:00 - 11:20 Break

11:20 - 11:50 'Repository Services at the British Library' (Knowledge Centre auditorium)

Sara Gould, Repository Services Lead and Jenny Basford, Repository Services Specialist, British Library

11:50 - 12:50 Breakout groups morning session:

Theses and dissertations

Workshop session led by UKCORR and the British Library: Jenny Basford, Sara Gould and Sarah Barkla

Theses frequently rank as some of the most heavily used research outputs in repositories across the country, so can we enhance their metadata further? Here is your chance to discuss all things thesis-related, hear a little bit about the BL’s EThOS metadata being opened up for research, assigning persistent identifiers through DataCite, ORCID and beyond (this workshop is open to all identifiers!), and more.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Open Access Review

Workshop session led by Dr Paul Richards, Senior Policy Advisor, UKRI Strategy Directorate (Open Research) and Claire Fraser, Senior Policy Advisor, Research England - UKRI

Paul Richards and Claire Fraser will provide an update on UKRI’s review of its open access policies. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in discussions to inform the Review.

12:50 - 13:40 Lunch (Knowledge Centre first floor foyer)

13:40 - 14:40 Breakout groups (afternoon session):

Our skills gap: meeting the challenge

Workshop session led by The Scholarly Communications Competencies Coalition (SC3) and UKCORR: Alison Sutton, Dimity Flanagan, Valerie McCutcheon, Catherine Parker, Nancy Pontika

Which skills are the most important for research support in open access, repository management, publishing advice, bibliometrics and research data management? What skills are we short of? What are the challenges in acquiring them? This is an opportunity to share your ideas and solutions, hear about the progress made by SC3 in this area and how SC3 can assist you.

Data Verification and Audit in REF 2021

Workshop session led by Andy Hepburn, Head of REF Data Verification and Information Management, REF2021

Andy Hepburn will discuss the approach to auditing REF 2021 submissions, and talk about what is – and isn’t – expected from submitting institutions.

14:40 - 15:00 Break

15:00 - 15:55 Lightning presentations (Knowledge Centre Auditorium)

15:55 - 16:00 Wrap up – Nicola Dowson, Chair of UKCORR (Knowledge Centre Auditorium)