Open research

Removing barriers, embedding open practices and developing open infrastructure.

Defining open research

Open research extends beyond the boundaries of open access articles to all research outputs, including metadata, data, algorithms, code and software, as well as the processes and management of research itself.

Supporting open access

We’re working with the sector to make it easier to access research outputs through open access initiatives. Read more about our role in open access.

Key services

Policy compliance

Helping you to meet and demonstrate compliance with different funder and publisher requirements.

Sherpa services
Tools to access and comply with open access archiving policies

Publications Router
Populates repositories automatically

OpenAIRE national open access desk (NOAD)
Support to comply with the European Commission's open access policy

Cost management

Support with improving your processes and systems; and providing shared services, in order to save costs.

Keep your digital assets and collections usable

Research outputs repository systems purchasing
Purchase a repository from pre-qualified suppliers

Discovery, usage and impact

Supporting you to improve the visibility of your repository or research equipment and demonstrate the reach and impact of your research.

Equipment data
Search across all published UK research equipment databases through one aggregation portal

Standards-based statistics aggregation service

Global directory of open access repositories

Metadata and interoperability

Helping you to overcome interoperability issues between funder, publisher and institutional systems.

ORCID consortium membership
Including technical support

A new way to publish your research

Open by design, Octopus is free to use and publishes all stages of the research process, whether it is a hypothesis, a method, data, an analysis or a peer review.

Find out more about Octopus.

Valerie McCutcheon Research information manager, University of Glasgow

"With Jisc support, outputs were delivered more expediently and there was increased sharing of information and development work with other institutions at different stages in open access process and system development."