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Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework Workshop Report

The report for the Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework workshop, held at the University of Southampton, is now available: All supporting materials can be found on the workshop’s padlet. The workshop focused on technical developments, with opportunities for discussion, practical demonstrations and presentations from stakeholders with different perspectives of Open Access. If

Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework workshop

The Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework workshop ran on September 10th and was very well attended. A report on the workshop will be coming soon. In the meantime, here’s a summary of the day from Barry Hall at Sunderland: Barry is also part of a Pathfinder project with Northumbria, looking at optimising

Workshop – Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework Workshop

We’re pleased to announce the third of our project workshops. This will look at implementing the Research Excellence Framework Open Access requirements. We’ll be focusing on processes and tools which can support this implementation, as well as sharing good practice and discussing your own plans and processes. Speakers include Ben Johnson (HEFCE) and Cameron Neylon.

Open Access Advocacy – Joining the Dots workshop

I recently attended the Open Access Advocacy workshop: Joining the Dots. This workshop was run by the UCL, Newcastle and Nottingham Jisc OA Pathfinder project to develop a more joined up approach to open access advocacy. It presented an opportunity to discuss some of the issues that were raised at E2E’s workshops in September 2014

Workshop: Open Access and the REF, Issues and Potential Solutions (including presentations)

The second E2E workshop, Open Access and the REF took place in London on Monday 12th January. The workshop focused on metadata issues, particularly with a view to preparing for the next REF. Ben Johnson from HEFCE discussed the next REF Open Access requirements and other speakers including David Baker at CASRAI, and Sarah Fahmy and Steve

Updating OA procedures

We’re all agreed that Open Access compliance is getting increasingly more complex and time-consuming. At Southampton, our Open Access requests have doubled compared to this time last year, policies have changed and more funders are bringing out Open Access policies, in particular HEFCE’s next REF Open Access requirements. In light of this, the Open Access team

RCUK OA Compliance – Southampton data

The underlying data to support Southampton’s RCUK OA Compliance return is now available on ePrints: doi:10.5258/SOTON/369449 Our reports are also available in ePrints and now include a link to the underlying data: University of Southampton RCUK Policy on Open Access: compliance monitoring University of Southampton RCUK Policy on Open Access: call for evidence

RCUK OA Compliance – Southampton report – CORRECTION

Please see below the amended RCUK OA Compliance evidence report. In the original post, we had transposed the figures for pure and hybrid, so that pure was listed as costing more. The corrected figures show that an average cost for pure was £1010 and an average cost for a hybrid APC was £1765. RCUK_OA_review_Southampton RCUK

RCUK OA Compliance – Southampton report

N.B. Please see the updated version of this. There was a mistake in the evidence report listing the hybrid/pure costs. Southampton submitted our OA compliance report to RCUK today. We’ll publish the underlying data next week. Southampton RCUK OA Review – Data Southampton RCUK OA Review – Evidence