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 (Open Access Week) is back, the annual event to raise awareness of the importance of opening up knowledge for everyone.

The event will take place from 24 to 30 October under the theme Community over Commercialization and the UOC will participate by organizing events and providing informative material on open publishing.

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.  

Research data

The Open Science unit invites you to Dades obertes en Humanitats i Ciències Socials: una mirada des de les trinxeres (Open data in the humanities and social sciences: a view from the trenches).

Xavier Rubio Campillo, senior Ramón y Cajal researcher at the University of Barcelona, will use practical cases based on his personal experience to discuss how research staff can make research in the field of social sciences and humanities more open. He will also be talking about the benefits of open science, taking the particular characteristics of these disciplines into account.

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 18,975 items.


teaching documents

Final projects (11,397)

Open-access learning resources (2,639)

Continuous assessment tests (43)


research documents

Scientific articles (2,700)

Doctoral theses (230)

Datasets (15)

Other (731)


institutional documents

Editorial UOC books (86)

Other (1,134)

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 in 2021.

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