Author Archives: David Young

About David Young

I'm a Research Funding & Policy Manager based in Research & Business Services at Northumbria University. I support research funding bids to a range of funders, focusing on the Faculty of Engineering and Environment. I also support a number of research policy areas across the university: open access, research data management, CRIS, research strengths, and REF impact.

Lessons Learned: Poster and Leaflet

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Following the end of the Pathfinder project last year, we’ve been working with our marketing team to summarise the lessons learned and good practice developed during the project into a shareable leaflet and poster. You can now download the finished products … Continue reading

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Pathfinder Update 4

Since our last update in September, we have been busy: preparing and publishing the final OA case study in our series (with the University of Teesside) attending and reporting on the Open Access and Research Excellence Framework Workshop in Southampton developing an … Continue reading

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OA Good Practice: What We’ve Learned So Far…

Over 2015, our Pathfinder worked with a group of four diverse HEIs (Hull, Lincoln, Durham and Teesside) to develop case studies on open access in different institutional contexts. These give an overview of different approaches to dealing creatively with the problems … Continue reading

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Pathfinder Update 3

Since the last update in March, we’ve had a significant policy announcement from HEFCE on Open Access in the next REF, as well as RCUK’s response to the Burgess review of Open Access implementation. HEFCE’s announcement in particular has shifted the goalposts for … Continue reading

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OA Pathfinder Case Study: Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is the third case study report from our Pathfinder project. As mentioned in our previous post, as part of our Jisc-funded Pathfinder we have travelled to HEIs around the country to hold Open Access focus groups, aiming to find out … Continue reading

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Cost Modelling Tool Now Available

This cost modelling tool is intended to be used to help establish an internal business case to set up an APC fund for Open Access publishing. It allows you to model different cost projections based on variables such as FTE, number … Continue reading

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OA Pathfinder Case Study: University of Hull

Over the past few months our Pathfinder has been busy travelling around to various HEIs and carrying out focus groups with key stakeholders in Open Access. The results of this work will be a series of case studies highlighting OA good … Continue reading

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Pathfinder Update 2

Time has flown by since our last update, and the open access landscape has moved on too! We’re now just over a year away from the date at which HEFCE’s policy on open access in the next REF comes into force (1st … Continue reading

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OA Pathfinder Workshop Report

At the end of October our Pathfinder, in collaboration with the Pathfinders led by the University of Hull and Coventry University, ran a full-day workshop on How to be innovative in Open Access with limited resources. Participants The event brought … Continue reading

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How Have We Tried to Address OA Issues? (OA Pathfinder Workshop – Session 2)

The second session focused on how we have tried to address the issues identified in the first part of the workshop. We considered whether the methods used were effective, and how we might have responded more effectively as institutions, departments … Continue reading

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