International Open Access Week is here!

Subject:  Multidisciplinary
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Take a look at the activities, open resources and training materials, and join the open movement

The UOC's O2 repository is a digital archive where the UOC community publishes the academic, research and institutional content it creates.

A new edition of International Open Access Week, the annual event to raise awareness of the importance of opening up knowledge for everyone, is taking place from 24 to 30 October.

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) has been committed to the open access model – a movement to provide knowledge to anyone in the world, online and for free – for years. The university raises the profile of the knowledge generated by the institution's teaching and research, and shares it with society. To mark International Open Access Week, we are recommending content for sharing and learning more about open knowledge.

Open access resources

The UOC's institutional repository, the O2, is where final projects, articles, doctoral theses, books and learning resources are deposited in open access. This means it is preserved over time and can be accessed by more people. It currently has 17,100 items – more than twice as many as there were four years ago.


teaching documents

Editorial UOC books (85)

Other (1,053)


research documents

Scientific articles (2,364)

Doctoral theses (196)

Data sets (10)

Altres (647)


institutional documents

Final projects (10,433)

Open-access learning resources (2,274)

Continuous assessment tests (43)

The most downloaded items from the O2



Nutrición y salud en la dieta vegana

Master's degree final project
By María Josefa Andreu Ivorra 

A literature review looking at the effects of a balanced vegan diet on health and the environment.


Improving online teaching

Editorial UOC Books
Coordinated by Albert Sangrà and written by 11 UOC experts

This handbook was published in open access format to provide support for all education professionals needing or wishing to make the most of the transformative potential that online education offers.


¿Qué sabe internet de nosotros?

Master's degree final project 
By Gastón Ignacio Yebra del Puerto

An analysis of how much information the internet stores about users, and how companies use our data for commercial ends. It includes tips to improve privacy when browsing the web.


Seguridad y riesgos: ciberbullying, grooming y sexting

Master's degree final project 
By Jonathan Orlando Garcia Ganchon

This work identifies what these cybercrime activities consist of and what we can do to stop them. 


Efecto del ayuno intermitente en la pérdida de grasa y en la salud 

Master's degree final project 
By Uxía González Calviñio

This study examines the effectiveness of intermittent fasting, which is based on periods of severe restriction of calorie intake or fasting, interspersed with normal intake levels.  

Books in open access

Unlimited learning

In the O2, you can consult the learning materials that have been prepared by the UOC for its classrooms. For example, you can learn

The UOC's academic journals

All journals published or co-published by the university are available in open access.

In 2018, the university launched an Open Knowledge Action Plan to determine the areas of work where the greatest efforts were needed in order to make open knowledge possible. The institutional open access policy, the framework for the university's content, who can access it and how, was approved last spring.

If you would like to know more about open access, here is an explanation of what it consists of and its benefits.