The Scholarly Communication Office supports Brunel scholars through the cultural transition to fully open scholarship. We help our staff and doctoral researchers to:
- record research outputs and activities including publications, grants and media appearances in our internal database, BRAD, based on Symplectic Elements.
- achieve greater impact for research publications through Gold and Green open access routes
- meet funder requirements for open access and research data
- store and make research publications and data discoverable and accessible in the research repositories, BURA (DSpace) and Brunel figshare (Figshare for institutions).
- manage their researcher profile and identity in the digital research environment
- navigate the complex layers of rights and licensing and the impact on research dissemination
We understand the pressures that researchers face and are passionate about developing systems and processes that truly support researchers’ needs in the open science world. Fundamentally we care about helping our world-class research to be disseminated as widely as possible for maximum benefit and impact.