Reviewing the plan

Since the last update (Sept 2015), O2OA has followed the revised project plan.

Activities since October:

  • Julie Bayley has published an Open Access Intervention Mapping Tool, based on behaviour change science and intervention development.  Julie has previously blogged about the tool here.
  • Coventry have had a poster proposal accepted for ARMA based on the development of the OA intervention tool.
  • Northampton have submitted a poster to Open Repositories based on the use of the tool at their institution.
  • Based on their experiences of supporting OA, all three O2OA partners have contributed to a Shared Learning Log.
  • O2OA partners have actively sought advocacy opportunities with their respective research communities, visiting Schools, Departments and research groups to spread the OA word.
  • Northampton’s OA policy (developed from Coventry’s) has been approved by the University’s Research and Enterprise Committee, along with a series of recommendations for changes to NECTAR (institutional repository) workflows and procedures.
  • During Open Access Week a series of blog posts were published to extend the information given in the project’s OA and the Research Lifecycle Guide.

Next steps for O2OA are:

  • All Partner institutions to implement the OA intervention tool
  • Continue implementation and information sharing for institutional OA processes WP3 (led by De Montfort University)
  • Continued and hopefully strengthened links with other Pathfinder colleagues
  • Production of the Intervention Mapping resources