Friday, 29 May 2015

Researcher behaviours revealed and their engagement with Open Access. What happened at the Open Access workshop on 20 May 2015, Oxford Brookes University

Around 50 delegates from UK universities attended the '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

The workshop was run with our project partners, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Portsmouth, and in co-operation with the O2OA project led by Coventry University.The event opened with a welcome and three provocations from our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alistair  Fitt. Attendees were then introduced to the outputs so far from each of the projects before moving on to identifying and analysing the barriers to OA compliance for researchers and formulating solutions.

Working with the O2OA Project we were able to take advantage of areas of mutual interest, particularly around the issue of behavioural change and how we can support our researchers.

Here's a link to a writeup of the day from one of the delegates, thanks to Jennifer Gallagher from Oxford University

and see how the day developed via tweets and images thanks to Alison McNab's storify.

The following presentations are now available from RADAR.
Morning Sessions
Jisc OA Good Practice - Sarah Fahmy
Researcher Behaviours and Attitudes – evidence so far. 
  • Making sense: a researcher centred approach to funder mandates
  • Project aims - perspectives and methodologies - Stuart Hunt, Oxford Brookes University
  • Open Access interviews - the practicalities, findings and conclusions Sharon Potter Nottingham Trent University
  • Making sense at Portsmouth - Andrew Simpson,University of Portsmouth
  • What next? - ethnographical interviews and cultural probes - Rowena Rouse, Oxford Brookes University

Groupwork - OA – Understanding what needs to change and how

  •  Individual brainstorm: write down on post-it notes all the problems with OA that they are currently experiencing.
  • Group reviews all problems and group them as:

  1. Problem from university perspective (e.g. ‘academics don’t deposit)
  2. Problem from researcher perspective (e.g. academics unclear on Green vs Gold)
  3. If both, break it down into what the problem is for each group

  • Group identifies top 3 university problems and top 3 researcher problems: discussion - are they the same problems? Are there additional problems? 
  • Group selects top 3 researcher problems to take forward to the afternoon session 
Open to Open Access (O2OA) - Julie Bayley, Coventry University
Using intervention development approaches: intervention mapping - Julie Bayley, Coventry University

Groupwork : Practical Intervention Mapping

The resources that delegates were supplied with are now available from RADAR and include the following:

Tools and techniques for effective understanding and communication
  • CIAO
  • MIAO
  • Interview Questions from NTU
  • Coding from NTU
  • Hefce poster – Portsmouth
  • Researcher Lifecycle – Northampton
  • Open Access and your published paper – Northampton
  • Intervention Mapping – worksheet and grid 

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