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Open Scholarship news

Oxford Festival of Open Scholarship 2023 – Save the date: 6
-17 March 2023

Audience: Primarily aimed at researchers and academics but all Oxford staff and students are welcome

What in the world is going on with open access and open research?

Come along and hear from an array of exciting national and international speakers – and find out! Organised by the Bodleian Libraries, for Oxford staff and students, The Oxford Festival of Open Scholarship (OxFOS) covers a range of topical issues for a fortnight each year. This is an opportunity to explore and debate issues, and jointly look for solutions. We hope to interest and inspire you!

If you wish to receive updates about the schedule (due in January 2022) please join this mailing list by emailing:

Got a project to present? A talk you want to run/see? Contact the OSS team at

Keep an eye on the #OxFOS23 landing page for further schedule announcements.

Want to promote the event? Please use these branding files for your marketing (and thank you!)

Ongoing and forthcoming events and training

You can view details of upcoming Open Scholarship events and training, along with recordings of previous events. These include policy briefings on specific funders (UKRI and the European Commission, amongst others) which are hosted on Panopto and are accessible with a Single Sign-on.

Open Science Framework

Open Science Framework logoThe Open Science Framework (OSF) is a tool for simplifying the management of research projects and related activities, regardless of discipline. It is a service provided by the Centre for Open Science, a not-for-profit organisation based in Virginia in the USA.

Despite its name, OSF is not discipline specific and integrates with many existing scholarly tools such as Zotero, DataCite and GitHUb rather than duplicating services. The Medical Sciences Division is funding these activities to develop case studies exploring how researchers can be supported in the areas of open science and open publishing, in a sustainable way and that encourages high quality and collaborative research practices. OSF facilities will be available to all members of the University, via Oxford SSO provided that they have an ORCID linked to their account.

Direct link to Oxford Integration

Help the RSL highlight contributions to science from under-represented groups

The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) is committed to supporting an inclusive culture and aims to be a space where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and respected.  To support this, and to coincide with the RSL’s building renovations, we are running a project to diversify the portraiture, the results of which will be exhibited when it re-opens in summer 2023. 

We are keen to showcase the outstanding contributions of staff, students, or groups, from MPLS or MSD, who promote equality, diversity, and inclusion through their research, outreach, or daily working practices. Nominations will be assessed for their relevance, and impact towards promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.  Successful nominees will be celebrated in the newly refurbished RSL, as part of a rotational exhibition. Please complete this complete this short form if you would like to nominate yourself, or someone you know.

RSL redevelopment project – update

The Bodleian Blog shows some recent pictures from inside the RSL building.


iSkills: Research metrics and citation analysis tools

Part 1 journal level metrics, JCR, Scopus sources and ESI – Tuesday 29 November, 2-3.30pm, Social Science Library

An introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics in which we examine a range of tools for finding journal, article and author metrics.