Open access at the University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is committed to disseminating its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In keeping with that commitment, it supports its staff in making their research outputs freely available.

The University's research repository houses a wide range of research outputs, ranging from published articles and conference papers, through to datasets, theses, videos and molecular structures.

Browse the exciting range of our Open Access research outputs:

Management of Open Access at the University of Cambridge

Open Access at the University of Cambridge is managed by two dedicated support services: Open Access and Research Data Management. These groups assist the University's researchers and research students in making their research outputs freely accessible in the public domain. The University’s Open Access Project Board oversees these activities.

Open Access

The Open Access team provides advice and guidance on making research publications freely available in the public domain. To ensure compliance with HEFCE policies, Cambridge researchers upload their author accepted manuscripts to the open access team as soon as their research article is accepted for a publication. The team makes manuscripts available in the University repository, respecting publisher copyright restrictions, and provides guidance on article processing charges and appropriate licensing, according to the funder's policy and the Cambridge Open Access policy framework.

Research Data

The Research Data team helps with all aspects of research data management - from experimental design, organising and backing up research data, to data deposition and sharing. Please browse through this website for guidance on research data management, to see the University of Cambridge Research Data Policy Framework, to find information about your funder's requirements, or to see available options for data deposition and sharing.

If you have any questions about research data management, please do not hesitate to contact the Research Data Management team directly.

Open Access Project Board

The Open Access Project Board is composed of senior members of the University of Cambridge and it oversees the activity of the Open Access and Research Data Management teams. The Open Access Project Board publishes minutes from its regular meetings.