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Bodleian iSkills Open Access Oxford: What’s happening?

The next of these regular briefing sessions will be held on Thursday 29 November at Nuffield College, 11am-12pm – further details and booking information can be found at

RCUK Open Access block grant

A reminder that funds are available in Oxford’s Block Grant from the UK Research Councils to pay open access publication charges for articles arising from RCUK grants. The application form and procedure can be found on the OAOxford website at

New Wellcome Trust Open Access policy

A new Wellcome OA policy was announced on 5th November 2018. A summary of the key points can be found on the Oxford OA website

OpenCon Oxford satellite event on 30 November 2018

Once again Oxford is hosting an OpenCon satellite event, on Friday 30th November 2018 at the Weston Library, jointly organised by Crossref, the Bodleian Libraries and the Centre for Digital Scholarship and OpenCon.

This is the 4th Oxford event and it promises an afternoon of talks from great speakers who are all doing interesting work in the open space. Confirmed speakers: Crossref’s own Geoffrey Bilder, a British Library representative, and more to be confirmed. Oxford researchers are most welcome to get involved.

There’ll be plenty of time for questions and discussion.  Coffee and tea will be provided. Full details and a booking list can be found at