The two most commonly-used mechanisms for achieving open access are often called the ‘gold’ and ‘green’ routes:
See the video below for a visual representation of Gold and Green publishing routes:
An increasing number of publishers require authors to make the data which underlies their papers openly available, to maximise the applicability of their research findings.
The international open access advocate CHORUS has created a directory of publisher policies on data availability:
Information for University of Hull researchers about options for making your data open:
The University of Hull Open Access Policy can be found in the University's Hydra repository. This came into force on 1st April 2015 and was updated in April 2019.
Under the terms of the policy, authors are responsible for depositing their research outputs in Worktribe, and the University takes responsibility for making these discoverable with green open access, in compliance with publisher terms.
Open Access to your research publications can bring many benefits.