Counting the Costs of Open Access: the estimated cost to UK research organisations of achieving compliance with open access mandates in 2013 / 14 – Research Consulting – November 2014

Posted on December 1, 2014. Filed under: Research | Tags: |

Counting the Costs of Open Access: the estimated cost to UK research organisations of achieving compliance with open access mandates in 2013 / 14 – Research Consulting – November 2014

“Commissioned by London Higher and SPARC Europe, Counting the Costs of Open Access highlights the compliance burden associated with the move to open access publication of research articles, and for the first time identifies the administrative cost of making articles open access through the ‘gold’ and ‘green’ routes. Based on a national survey of UK research organisations conducted in September 2014, the report’s key findings include:”

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Zenodo – a new universal open access repository for researchers – May 2013

Posted on May 13, 2013. Filed under: Research | Tags: , |

Zenodo – a new universal open access repository for researchers – May 2013

Zenodo – Sharing Research Data across Europe – Making Science More Visible
by Wilda Newman

“Newly launched, Zenodo http://www.zenodo.org offers a one-stop-store for research output. Created by OpenAIRE and CERN, and supported by the European Commission, this new-generation online repository offers its service from the OpenAIRE pan-European initiative, which expands the linking of research output to datasets and funding information, in European and national contexts.

*Enabling everyone to Share and Cite Data*

Zenodo welcomes multi-disciplinary research data from any individual, scientific community or research institution. Upload allowance is generous (1GB) and can be used by institutions without their own data repository. Based on the same concept as OpenAIRE, which gathers Open Access publications across a variety of funding schemes, Zenodo provides a rich interface to link objects together with funding information.

*Supporting the long-tail of research output*

Any data uploaded, or collections created are harvestable via OAI-PMH by third parties: expose your collection to PubMedCentral or your local institution. For research institutions who don’t want the overhead of establishing their own data repository to support their researchers’ scientific output, this is a convenient solution. The repository accepts any data without an obvious service at hand, in a variety of formats. Zenodo fully encourages deposition under an open licence, and while it will also accept other licence types, the Zenodo community will take a lead in signalling the benefits of open licenses such as visibility and credit.”

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Open access in biomedical research: science policy briefing – European Science Foundation – September 2012, released 22 October 2012

Posted on October 24, 2012. Filed under: Knowledge Translation | Tags: , , |

Open access in biomedical research: science policy briefing – European Science Foundation – September 2012, released 22 October 2012

Contents
2 • Foreword
3 • Executive summary
3 • Introduction
6 • Open access: where are we today in biomedical research?
12 • The international landscape of open access in biomedical research
13 • The European landscape of open access in biomedical research
16 • Diverging opinions on how best to achieve open access in biomedical research
19 • Recommendations
20 • Conclusions
21 • Useful websites and abbreviations
22 • List of contributors

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Public access to publicly-funded research – By David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science (attending Cabinet) – 2 May 2012

Posted on May 4, 2012. Filed under: Evidence Based Practice, Research | Tags: , |

Public access to publicly-funded research – By David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science (attending Cabinet) – 2 May 2012

Speech delivered to the Publishers Association annual general meeting, London

“I am very grateful for this opportunity to set out the Government’s approach to accessing and publishing research findings.

We are very fortunate to have such outstanding science and research capacity in this country. It is second in its range and volume only to the US. When it comes to the output generated from the funding that goes in, it is quite simply the most productive in the world. And no other country produces such a high proportion of work that is excellent. The recent review by Reed Elsevier, amongst others, provides the rigorous evidence behind these statements. With 1% of the world’s population and 4% of its researchers, we produce 6% of the world’s academic articles and 14% of those which are most highly cited. There are about 1.7 million academic articles published around the world, of which about 120,000 come from UK research. Thanks to the quality and success of our publishing industry, meanwhile, 400,000 of the world’s academic papers are published in the UK. If the rest of Britain performed like our research and publishing community, we would have rather fewer economic problems to tackle.”

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Wiki founder to build open access site for UK research – The Conversation – 2 May 2012

“The British government has enlisted the services of Wikipedia in a push to make all taxpayer-funded academic research from the UK freely available online – regardless of whether it is also published in a subscription-only journal.

The move is to be announced by the universities and science minister, David Willetts, when he addresses the Publishers Association on Wednesday (British time).”

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The other media story that dwarfs the News fiasco – Crikey – 3 May 2012

by Guy Rundle

“Quietly this week, while the UK was in uproar about the activities of the last big media company in a dying industry, something of far greater import happened in the world of media and information. The UK government announced that it would be making all research papers generated within its public universities available openly, online, for free.”

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Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access – UNESCO – 6 April 2012

Posted on April 10, 2012. Filed under: Research | Tags: , , |

Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access – UNESCO – 6 April 2012

“Addressing a major concern of Member States, UNESCO has released a new publication entitled Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access to demystify the concept of Open Access and provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place.

Besides strengthening capacities to adopt Open Access (OA) and to serve as a clearing-house on global OA debate, the 187th session of the Executive Board identified provision of upstream policy advice as the core priority while approving the Open Access Strategy on UNESCO’s contribution to promotion of Open Access to scientific information and research.

Building capacities in Member States for Open Access is a necessary but not sufficient condition for promotion of OA. Creating an enabling policy environment in Member States for OA is therefore a priority. The new publication will serve the needs of OA policy development at the government, institutional and funding agency level.

The overall objective of the Policy Guidelines is to promote Open Access in Member States by facilitating understanding of all relevant issues related to Open Access. Specifically, it is expected that the document shall:”

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