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Introduction to Open Access for Researchers Online

This workshop is aimed at academic staff and postgraduate researchers. The University believes that making your research outputs available as widely as possible maximises their impact within the academic community and society. This is in line with Open Access (OA) principles, which endorse free, online, and unrestricted access, where possible, to all research outputs.This session will help articulate the different routes to open access and provide an overview of some of the technical aspects that need to be considered within open access, such as publisher and funder requirements.


This workshop is a webinar and will take place on Adobe Connect.


It is recommended that you download Adobe Connect onto your device ahead of the session (https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/adobe-connect/get-started.html).


These are instructions for testing Adobe Connect ahead of the session:

Task 1

1. Go to http://mmu.adobeconnect.com/testroom/

2. Login as a guest. Simply type your first name into the Name box and click on the “Enter Room” button.

3. Follow the instructions that you will find on the main screen to run the audio set-up wizard. This will allow you to check that you can hear audio from other participants and that they can hear your own audio.

4. If you encounter any problems, please contact us for help within 24 hours of the course start date.

Task 2

Run the Adobe Connect Diagnostic Test by clicking on the following link:


• The test should take less than 1 minute to run

• If everything is OK, you should receive 4 ticks on the screen

• If there are any issues with your set up, you will be prompted/instructed to take appropriate action to rectify the problem

• You should then run the test again

• If you continue to have problems, please email us for help


It is important that we sort out any issues before the event so that you can participate fully using Adobe Connect. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are having any problems at Library@mmu.ac.uk.

Related LibGuide: Open Access by Research Support Librarians

Tuesday, 20th October 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
  Open to all  
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