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For Information: OpenAthens and Link Resolver

Authentication and the Link Resolver are managed by the National Authentication and Link Resolver Operational Management Group [NALROM]. This group has replaced NARAG and NLRAG. It reports to the LKSL-NICE Liaison Group.

Go to the NALROM page for more information about this group.

NHS OpenAthens Administration and Link Resolver

The NHS uses OpenAthens as its choice for managing access to e-content. There is a hierarchy of OpenAthens administrators: local (i.e. Trust level), regional and a national administrator.

The Link Resolver provides full text links to freely available and NHS purchased content within the NICE Evidence Services journals and databases interface. The Link Resolver is maintained by NHS librarians and is provided by Wolters Kluwer’s Ovid Discovery Service Link Resolver.

Your OpenAthens and Link Resolver regional administrators are:

National AdministratorFran Wilkie & Team
North [OpenAthens]Anne Roberts
North [Link Resolver]Andrew Craig
Midlands and East – East Midlands [OpenAthens/Link Resolver]Sarah Massey
Midlands and East – East of England [OpenAthens/Link Resolver]Ian Rennie
Midlands and East – West Midlands [OpenAthens/Link Resolver]Richard Bridgen
London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex [OpenAthens/Link Resolver]Jenny Turner & Team
South [OpenAthens] – South WestCatherine Micklethwaite & Team
South [OpenAthens] – Thames Valley and WessexHelen Williams & Team
South [Link Resolver]Helen Williams

For resources for OpenAthens and Knowledge Base administrators please go to:

Eligibility Criteria for OpenAthens Accounts

You can see who is eligible for an NHS OpenAthens account at:

Training materials

OpenAthens: You can download training videos from the OpenAthens Training, and guides from NICE's Resources for Administrators. page.

Link Resolver: Ovid Discovery Service Link Resolver Knowledge Base


  Page Updated 14 May 2018