For this final post for Open Access Week we will be looking at CCCU’s institutional repository, CReaTE. We’ve already mentioned it a few times this week, but that’s because it’s really important in relation to open access, not just for the REF, but also because it’s probably the easiest way for people to make their research outputs accessible for free. So what are the benefits of using CReaTE for you, the researcher:
This week (22nd-28th October 2018) is Open Access Week. As part of this, we are publishing a series of posts on this blog that are all about open access: what it is, why it’s important and what we can do with it. This first post is a short introduction to open access and why it’s important for the next REF (Research Excellence Framework – which you can find out more about here).