Implementing open access funders' policies

23rd May 2013

Goodenough College, London

*This event is fully booked*

The past years funders’ policies are playing an important role in the future of scholarly communication affecting the way HEIs publish and disseminate publicly funded research results.

In the UK, both the Finch report and the RCUK policy supported gold open access publishing and introduced a new level of discussion among librarians and repository managers about article processing fees, licenses, funds and whether compliance with these policies will shift the future of institutional repositories.

This one-day event will focus on the major funders’ policies and reports, such as the Finch report, and the RCUK and Wellcome Trust policies. You will learn everything you need to know about policies’ compliance terms, their revisions and creative commons licenses. Furthermore, the issues concerning evaluation of research outputs, such as the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the future of institutional repositories will be widely addressed.

This event could be of interest to repository managers, librarians and grant office staff.


Time Description More info.
10:00 Arrival and Registration  
10:30 Welcome and Introduction – Bill Hubbard, Centre for Research Communications  
10:35 Implementing of Open Access Funders' Policies: a European Perspective - Keynote presentation – Alma Swan, Director of European Advocacy, SPARC and Key Perspectives Download
11:05 The RCUK Policy on Open Access: Terms and Compliance – Mari Williams, Deputy Director, Corporate Policy & Strategy, BBSRC Download
11:30 Tea and Coffee  
12:00 The Strengthened Open Access Policy from the Wellcome Trust – David Carr, Policy Adviser, The Wellcome Trust Download
12:30 Creative Commons Licenses: Misunderstandings of the RCUK Open Access Policy and its Implications – Lucie Guibault, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Creative Commons Download
13:00 Lunch  
14:00 REF 2020: The Role of Green and Gold Open Access – Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE Download
14:30 Complying with Funders' Policies – Simon Kerridge, Director of Research Services, ARMA Download
15:00 Tea and Coffee  
15:15 Funders Mandated Open Access Policies and the Role of Institutional Repositories – Frederick Friend, Honorary Director Scholarly Communication, UCL Download
15:45 Metadata Interoperability to Support OA – Balviar Notay, Programme Manager, Digital Infrastructure, JISC Download
16:15 Summary and Final Comments – Bill Hubbard  
16:20 Close  


For further information contact Nancy Pontika, telephone: 01158467544.

Alternatively, email RSP Support or phone 0845 257 6860.