The mission of the UAB Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) is to support UAB faculty, staff, and students in navigating and understanding scholarly communication principles including copyright, long-term preservation of digital assets, research data management (RDM), research dissemination, scholarly impact, and public access.

The OSC’s services include: 

  • Copyright, RDM and other one-on-one consultations
  • On-demand workshops on copyright, RDM, and scholarly communication topics
  • Email support for faculty, staff, and students
  • Helping authors understand their publishing agreements
  • Advising on copyright compliance for online courses
  • Assisting in setting up ORCID iDs and SCOPUS iDs
  • Supporting Open Education (OE) and Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM)
  • Performing data interviews and assistance preparing Data Management Plans (DMPs)
  • Advising on data repository selection

Information provided by the OSC is not legal advice and is not intended to replace the advice of qualified legal counsel.