Research Outputs Team

The Research Outputs Team in the Library is responsible for providing support for researchers and academics.  This includes Open Access publishing, REF eligibility, bibliometrics and research data.  Although we are based in the Library, we work closely with the department of Research and Innovation Services (RIS). 

Please feel free to contact us on - 

Research data: All question relating to the management, storage, security, licensing, backup etc of research data. Plus, the data management plan review service. Please contact

Open access: All questions relating to open access, REF eligibility, APC (gold) open access funding, Pure, etc. Please contact

All other specialist research related questions, such as ORCIDs, bibliometrics etc:


Liz Brindley, Research Outputs Manager

I manage the Research Outputs team. We’re based in the Library but work closely with the department of Research and Innovation Services (RIS). The main areas we cover are open access publishing, copyright, managing research data, producing data management plans for funding applications and bibliometrics. As open access publishing and research data are now essential requirements of external funders, the team plays a vital role in ensuring that the University secures future funding.

I joined the Research Outputs Team in June 2020 after 12 years spent working for the National Institute for Health Research where I was responsible for establishing and managing the NIHR Journals Library, a suite of open access journals publishing NIHR-funded research. Prior to this, I worked as a Consultation and Research Officer for Hampshire Constabulary for 7 years. I hold an MA in Medical History from the University of East Anglia and an undergraduate degree in Economic and Social History from the University of Portsmouth. Please contact me at

Dr Gary Pike, Research Data Officer

I joined the Research Outputs team as the Research Data Officer in September 2017. My role involves providing guidance on all aspects of research data management, including licencing, data protection issues, storage, security and backup, project management, technical issues such as file size and types, and archiving data and making it open access. I’m able to review Data Management Plans for funding applications and provide detailed feedback. The ‘other half’ of my role involves validating datasets in Pure to ensure compliance with funding body requirements. Prior to this role, I completed my PhD in physical Geography at the University of Portsmouth in August 2013. Please contact me at

Dr Andrew Clark, Research Outputs Officer

I joined the Research Outputs Team in October 2014 after working for over a year as a Research Administrator in the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies. Prior to this I received my PhD in philosophy and literary theory from the University of Portsmouth in January 2012. As Research Outputs Officer my role involves validating the REF-eligible outputs that have been entered into Pure to ensure that they comply with copyright and licensing laws. I also support the application process for Article Processing Charges (APCs). I am happy to receive any queries that relate to Research England's open access policy for the next REF. Please contact me at

Soozi Mead, Research Outputs Assistant

My role involves making sure the research shared on the Portsmouth Research Portal abides by copyright and licensing laws. I validate all elements of the University’s research outputs submitted into Pure, and compile data for the UKRI, which helps the University monitor the progress it is making towards complying with Research England's Open Access policy. I am an advocate for the value, ethics and ethos of open access and like to work to improve freedom of access to knowledge and information.

I have over 17 years experience of working in libraries in higher education, specialising in the areas of cataloging and archiving. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and hold a Post-Graduate Certificate in teaching in Higher Education.  Please feel free contact me at