Research support

The library aims to support the research activities of the University and offers help in these areas.

Open access publishing

Open Access is free, unrestricted online access to research outputs. The Research Engaement Librarian and Open Access teams offer help and advice to University of Bristol researchers who need or want to publish their research by open access methods.

Research data management

Research data management involves the organisation and preservation of research data and is a core area of research integrity. The Research Data Service supports University of Bristol researchers in planning, creating, using and sharing research data.

Access to Special Collections

Special Collections gives researchers access to archival collections and rare book collections.


Assistant Director Research Services and Manager of the Research Data Service

Debra Hiom

Head of Research Engagement

Debra Avent-Gibson

Research Engagement Librarians

Open Access Team


Research Data Service


Special Collections


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