UWS Library provides advice, guidance and user education to support the University's policy of supporting Green Open Access. The Library also participates in consortium-level negotiations with publishers to access discounts for Article Processing Charges for Gold Open Access. Green Open Access is delivered via the Research Repository (Pure) and Portal.
The Library delivers advice, guidance and support to ensure publications stored on the repository fulfils the Green Open Access requirements for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and progresses the UK's agenda for making publicly funded research available to the public.
PURE is the University's research information management system and provides a single source of research information for UWS. It is used to record and manage research activity with details of research outputs, funding applications, conference contributions, external impact and staff profiles.