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re3data.org | Registry of Research Data Repositories

"An increasing number of universities and research organisations are starting to build research data repositories to allow permanent access in a trustworthy environment to data sets resulting from research at their institutions. Due to varying disciplinary requirements, the landscape of research data repositories is very heterogeneous. This makes it difficult for researchers, funding bodies, publishers, and scholarly institutions to select an appropriate repository for storage of research data or to search for data."

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‘Cultural change’ and ‘reductions in cost’

‘Cultural change’ and ‘reductions in cost’ | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
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"Promises of the Finch Report and the realities of its implementation"

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Complying with research funders’ Open Access policies : JISC

Complying with research funders’ Open Access policies : JISC | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Research Councils UK require papers resulting from research they’ve funded to be published Open Access, preferably in journals that make papers immediately available at no charge to readers.
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BioMed Central | RCUK's Open Access Policy

BioMed Central | RCUK's Open Access Policy | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"The Research Councils UK (RCUK) policy on open access comes into effect from the 1st April 2013. The policy states that all peer-reviewed published research articles and conference proceedings funded by RCUK must be open access."

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Open Access in the UK and what it means for scientific research

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The RCUK Open Access Policy Is Revised -- Complexity, Confusion, and Conflicting Messages Abound

The RCUK Open Access Policy Is Revised -- Complexity, Confusion, and Conflicting Messages Abound | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"After a great deal of public and political resistance, the RCUK revises its OA policy. Unfortunately, the revisions only highlight the same problems"

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Worldwide open access: UK leadership?

"The UK has been a leader in the global movement toward open access (OA)
to research but recently its leadership has been derailed by the joint influence of the publishing industry lobby from without and well-intentioned but premature and unhelpful over-reaching from within the OA movement itself."

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Clarifications about CC BY in the UK Open Access Policy - Creative Commons

Clarifications about CC BY in the UK Open Access Policy - Creative Commons | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. In the UK, the House of Commons has asked for feedback on their Open Access Policy.
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Times Higher Education - Research councils' 'green' open-access policy 'will not be enforced'

"Research Councils UK has announced it will not enforce its stated embargo periods for green open access during the first five years of its new open-access policy."

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Green or gold? Open access after Finch

"There is now a broad consensus, that includes for-profit publishers, that open access is the
way of the future. The debate – and disagreement – is about the policies that are best suited
to steering this transition."

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UNESCO adopts open access policy

UNESCO adopts open access policy | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
UNESCO will make its future and past publications free for all to access
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Lords Science Committee recommend further changes to RCUK’s revised open access policy and guidance - News from Parliament - UK Parliament

Lords Science Committee recommend further changes to RCUK’s revised open access policy and guidance - News from Parliament - UK Parliament | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has written to Research Councils UK welcoming the publication of its revised open access policy but calling for three further changes to the policy to ensure that there is absolute clarity.
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OA in the UK

OA in the UK | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
From 1 April 2013, all academics funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) need to be compliant with a new open access policy.
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More on Open Access: HEFCE brings out the big REF stick

"HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England), the body that funds and oversees English universities, has asked for responses for its proposals to allow only papers that meet its criteria for “Open Access” to be submitted to the next Research Assessment Exercise (REF), the periodic review that determines how much research funding each university receives"

 

 

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The ‘Finch Report’: the future is gold, but many challenges lie ahead

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RCUK Policy on Open Acces and Supporting Guidance

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Analysis of funder Open Access policies around the world « SPARC Europe

Analysis of funder Open Access policies around the world « SPARC Europe | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"We have analysed 51 mandatory funder polices listed in the ROARMAP registry (http://roarmap.eprints.org) according to which routes to OA the policy specifies. The results at 10 February 2013 are shown below."

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Presentations from the Academy's "Implementing Finch" Conference

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"Presenations from the Academy's 'Implementing Finch' Conference held on 29th and 30th November 2012 at the Royal Statistical Society in London"

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Business, Innovation and Skills Committee: BIS Committee announces inquiry into Government's Open Access policy |

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today announces its intention to inquire into the Government's Open Access policy.

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OA advocate Stevan Harnad withdraws support for RCUK policy

OA advocate Stevan Harnad withdraws support for RCUK policy | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"When on July 16th Research Councils UK (RCUK) published its updated Policy on Access to Research Outputs the Open Access (OA) movement greeted the news with enthusiasm. This was hardly surprising: unlike the recommendations in the controversial Finch Report (published a month earlier), RCUK stressed that it continues to view both gold OA publishing and green OA self-archiving as equal partners in any OA policy."

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