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Open Access Toolkit: Open Access Week

Design by Engagement Team

​​​​​​You can participate by:

  • Following UWA Library on Twitter during Open Access Week #OAWeekUWA #OAweek #openaccess @UWAresearch


  • Joining in on the UWA and national Open Access Week events, below


  • Using our checklist to find the Open Access pathway that is right for you

UWA Events: 19 - 23 October 2020

Panel sessions with UWA researchers 


Webinar 1 - The Benefits of Making Research Open Access

11am-12pm, Monday, 19th October 2020 

Facilitated by Andrew Page, this panel discussion with UWA researchers will discuss the benefits of making research open, including what, why and how they made their research openly available and how this has been advantageous for the impact of their research.



Webinar 2 - How to Make Research Open Access

9:30-10:30am, Friday, 23rd October 2020

Panel discussion with UWA researchers, facilitated by Jane Pillow, addressing the different methods of making research accessible open access, payment of article processing charges, negotiating with publishers and other issues. Find out what has worked for other researchers and the many options for making your research openly available.

Find Your Open Access Pathway - virtual consultations

From 21st October, 2020 

There’s more than one pathway for making your research accessible to those who can benefit. In a 15 minute, virtual consultation with a librarian, find the right pathway for you and your research. Book here.


Pathways to Open Access Publishing - workshop

11am - 12pm, Wednesday, 21st October 2020 


Discover the variety of ways to make your research open, and the benefits of publishing Open Access. Hear how the UWA Profiles and Research Repository may enable you to meet funder mandates and increase the reach of your publications and data at no cost. 

This workshop will be run in Zoom, with the link emailed to attendees the day before the event.


Pathways to Open Access Publishing



National Events 19 -23 October 2020

Australian Open Access Strategy Group OA Week Program 

The Australian Open Access Strategy Group have developed a series of events for Open Access Week across Australia and New Zealand with a timetable of stimulating guest speakers and workshops each day from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd October (11am -1pm AEST).  


Featured Speaker

11am -12pm AEST
2 - 3 pm NZDT


12 - 1pm AEST
3 - 4pm NZDT

Monday 19th October

Preprints: a practical guide
Jessica Polka

Register here

Open and FAIR Research Practices

Register here

Tuesday 20th October

Communicating a pandemic
Siouxsie Wiles

Register here

Indigenous voices, indigenous research and open access
Register here

Wednesday 21st October

Beyond open access – what should our aims be for full accessibility
Alice Motion

Register here

Copyright and CC licensing for OA

Register here

Thursday 22nd October

Open Access and biodiversity

Siobhan Leachman

Register here

Connecting up open data via Wikidata

Register here

Friday 23rd October

Investing in the Infrastructure for Open
Kaitlin Thaney

Register here

Advocacy in the pandemic

Register here

AOASG OA Week Calendar

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