Eligible for the REF? Participate in design research into digital products and services to support you!


This Spring HEFCE will publish their Open Access policy. Anyone who is eligible for the next REF submission could be required to make all their peer reviewed articles (or conference proceedings) open access at the time of publication.

CARET (the Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies at the University of Cambridge) is currently designing some digital products and services to support academics who are eligible for the REF, in response to the HEFCE policy changes. They would like to conduct some design research with academics. The research is very informal and will take no more than 45 minutes. They would carry out a short interview and show some of their designs to get feedback.

Administrative staff are also very welcome to take part, seeing as they often support academics’ open access needs.

CARET is carrying out this design research Wednesday to Friday every week until the end of March and are keen to get participants for each week. They invite you take part! If you are interested please contact me (Clair Castle, Librarian, Department of Chemistry) at cmc32@cam.ac.uk and we can arrange a suitable time for you to participate in this design research, in liaison with CARET.


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