Monday, 23 March 2015

Booking open: Uncovering researcher behaviours and engagement with Open Access, 20 May, Oxford Brookes University

Booking is now open for 

Uncovering researcher behaviours and engagement with Open Access: a Joint JISC OA Good Practice Pathfinder Workshop for the Making Sense Project and the O2OA Project

on Wednesday 20 May, to be held in the recently opened John Henry Brookes Building, Oxford Brookes University 

Follow this link to book a place

Last April the Hefce report - Policy on open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (2014/7) highlighted the need for behaviour change if researchers are to engage with the OA agenda. One year on, what have institutions done to encourage behaviour change?  

Do you want to understand researchers better? 

Do you want to learn new techniques to embed culture change and improve your services? 

Come and hear about how you can use ethnography and behavioural change analysis to understand your researchers, analyse your current practices and achieve the behaviour change required. 

 At this workshop, participants will: 
  • Learn about techniques and methodologies to investigate researcher behaviours 
  • Share their own experiences and learn from others' strategies for implementing open access 
  • Gain practical experience of analysing and interpreting OA problems using intervention mapping 
  • Be equipped with a range of tools to apply in their own institutions 
Target Audience 
Librarians, research managers and administrators involved in implementing open access in their institutions We also welcome the participation of researchers who are able to share their thoughts on what OA means to them. 

9.30 Registration 
10.00 Welcome. Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University 
10.15 - 11.15 Researcher Behaviours and Attitudes – evidence so far. The Making Sense project and the O2OA project . 
11.15 - 11.30 Break 
11.30 -12.30 Groupwork - OA – Understanding what needs to change and how  

12.30 – 1:30 Lunch 

1.30 - 1.50 Introduction to Intervention mapping - Julie Bayley, O2OA Project Manager
1.50 - 2.50 Practical intervention mapping
2.50 - 3-30 Tools and techniques for effective understanding and communication

3.30 Q&A and close

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