Open Access Week at the UAB


A thermometer on open research at the DDD or a conference on how to communicate on research subjects are some of the activities prepared by the UAB Library Service to celebrate the International Open Access Week at the UAB from 23 to 29 October.


From 23 to 29 October the International Open Access Week is celebrated around the world, a yearly initiative focused on promoting open access (OA) in the academic and research sectors. The UAB Library Service has prepared different activities in celebration of this week:

-A thermometer on the open research available at the UAB's Digital Document Repository
The thermometer on open research offers a summary of open access documents at the UAB. Included are several graphs in which the total number of research documents (with a break down of data by typology), the evolution of number of open access referenced articles in EIN@, research groups and centres with their own space within the UAB Digital Document Repository (DDD) and the number of scientific journals UAB publishes in open.

Conference: 2.0 Tools for the Communication of Scientific Activities
The conference will by presented by Mr Xavier Lasauca i Cisa, Head of Management of Knowledge and R&D Information Systems at the Directorate General of Research of the Government of Catalonia.
Addressed to PhD students, lecturers and researchers, it aims to demonstrates the benefits in using the 2.0 web based resources, such as blogs and social network channels Twitter and Researchgate, with the objective of increasing dissemination, visibility and impact or scientific productions, as well as improve the digital reputation of researchers.

Date: 25 October 2017
Time: 11 1 p.m.
Place: Aula Magna of the Faculty of Communication Studies (I1/010)
Conference language: Spanish
Registration: Please fill out this form to register.

The conference will also be streamed live:

Give Visibility to Your Research Data
Beginning this academic year, the UAB Digital Document Repository (DDD) offers the possibility of depositing final research data, either immediately open or embargoed during a short period of time. This is something essential for all those working on Horizon 2020 European projects.

Researchers need only identify themselves with their UAB student number (NIU) and password, click on the option ‘Lliura’ found at the top of the page, and fill out the form. For any questions or doubts please send an email to:
This is the research data collection:

The UAB participates in a micro-MOOC on Twitter about Open Access!
The public universities of Catalonia – coordinated by the Open University of Catalonia – will participate in a micro-MOOC on Twitter in which all aspects related to open access will be explained.
From 23 to 27 October informative tweets will be made through the account @moocmicro, with the hashtag #OAMOOC. The tweets will focus on a different aspect each day: general information, open publications, open data, open science, etc. with the aim of offering useful and quality information on this matter.

This action will not only be limited to Twitter, there will also be a permanent website with the timeline of this micro-MOOC, as well as information on all of the institutions participating in the action:

Author's Rights
More and more university lecturers, researchers and students need to solve the questions related to author's rights and open access arising during the development of their academic activities.

The UAB offers the university community a web on intellectual property and open access which aims to be a support tool in learning, teaching and research tasks.

This resource is developed by the UAB's Area of Information Systems Planning (APSI), Doctoral School, Legal Office, Area of Research Management, Library Service and Publishing Service.


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