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Open Access, Copyright and REF: Home

This guide provides information on the UCS policy on open access. It explains how you can publish and disseminate your research, providing guidance on the publication process, including selection of publication, deposit in the institutional repository, an

Open Access and publication

This guide will:

  • help you to understand open access and what it means at University of Suffolk
  • help you to decide if you want to make your work available as open access
  • show you the different routes to publishing your work open access
  • provide contact details and information on where you can get support and guidance

Information and guidance on conducting research and disseminating your findings can be found in our Researchers Toolkit


Research, Commercial IP and Funding

If you need support in finding and making applications for funding, or in protecting the IP of commercial research and patents, you will need to contact the Research and Enterprise Office at University of Suffolk: 


Before publishing any content it is good practice to make sure you have the right permissions to reuse any third party materials. Advice and support is available from Learning Services, by contacting 

An online guide on the reuse of materials will be published in the coming weeks. In the meantime information on copyright is available on the Copyright Licensing Agency website 

Training and Support

Training will be provided through the University of Suffolk staff development programme and the Research Development programme. Enquiries or requests for support may be made at any time to

Head of Learning Services

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Ellen Buck
University of Suffolk
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