The Open Research Support Unit (ORSU) is a joint initiative between TU Dublin Library Services and the Research Support & Development Unit (RSDU). Working together, the two services are pooling resources and expertise to support the development of open research in the university. The Open Research Support Unit can provide information and support in the areas of Open Access to publications, management of data, managing open scholarship profiles, and assessing the impact of research. We work with individuals and schools to compile open research strategies and to help disseminate and promote the university’s research outputs. 

All material is available under a CC-BY-NC 4.0 license.


If you need information, training, or practical support, contact us. We are here to support you and no question is too trivial!

The ORSU can deliver custom training to your group or research center on demand. Some of the training we have developed and delivered in the last year includes:

  • Data Management Plans
  • Academic Profiles
  • How to Upload to Arrow
  • Introduction to Open Research
  • Open Access to Publications
  • Open Data 101
  • OER: At a Glance
  • Citizen Science
  • Conflict Resolution Planning

Some training that is currently being developed:

  • Keywords and Implicit Knowledge
  • Metadata
  • Data Design

The ORSU is also developing some gamification solutions for training. Contact for more information.

Please complete the Training Request Form (you can use this Form to request bespoke training sessions).

Open training sessions will be given periodically and advertised in Quick Links and on the library website.