Open Access October Challenge

Why should you be ready for open data?

The scientific landscape for data management and sharing is changing on a national level. All federal sponsors of research are required to strengthen their requirements for grantees make all data produced from federally funded research free and publicly accessible at the time of publication or at the end of the award period, whichever comes first. The National Institutes of Health has taken the lead and updated its Data Management and Sharing Policy to meet these new standards, and we expect other federal sponsors to follow suit.

Are you up for a challenge?

A collection of items included in the swag bags available for the challenge.

We have designed the Open Access October Challenge to help researchers complete a small task each week that will help them set up the systems needed to manage their data in accordance with these new requirements and standards.

For the next four Mondays, you will receive a challenge via ResearchNotes to complete during the week that will help you take steps towards accessing these tools and making you more equipped to manage data. Those who take part in the challenge will be entered to win one of three swag bags provided by Research & Innovation!





Need help or have questions?

Join us for office hours

Members of our Libraries research data team will be available for virtual office hours to answer your questions about accessing any of these systems. Two Zoom sessions are available: