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Open Access for Administrators and Librarians


The following resources relate to open access

Open access explained (opens in YouTube external video)

University of Cambridge Open Access website

Open Access resources (resources produced by the Open Access Team)

Policies for UK funders

Policies for non-UK funders

Journal Checker Tool (cOAlition S run service)

Symplectic Elements (requires Raven log-in)

REF open access policy (link to Open Access webpage)

Gold open access (link to Open Access webpage)

REF open access policy requirements and exceptions (Raven log-in required)

REF open access policy on preprint servers

REF open access reports from Elements (Raven log-in required)

Link to About the REF open access policy page



Block Grant Funders

British Heart Foundation (policy information)

UKRI (policy information)

Wellcome Trust (policy information)

Cancer Research UK (policy information)

You can find out more in our video on Block Grant Funding

Other funders

Gates Foundation (policy information)

NIHR (policy information)

Institutional Fund

You can find more information in our video.


General overview of Rights Retention (Cambridge University Library page)

Self-Archiving Policy (Office of Scholarly Communication page)

Self-Archiving Policy Guidance (Office of Scholarly Communication page)

Link to video on Rights Retention


Find out how to get group or delegate access to Elements via the Department and Group administration section of the Research Information Sharepoint.

Any questions?

The Open Access Team can be contacted via:

Further helpful information can be found on the Research Information SharePoint site.

If you would like to arrange individual or group training, please email us.

If you have any questions about using this LibGuide or any suggestions for improvement please do contact us. 

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