In the last couple of days we have seen the launch of a beta version of SHERPA/FACT, a tool to help authors ‘comply with research funders’ policies on open access to publications.’ FACT aims to enable authors and those supporting research determine whether a journal
SHERPA/FACT tool in its beta version is now available to guide RCUK and Wellcome Trust funded authors in achieving compliance with individual Research Council requirements for open access to research. The tool cross-references information on both Funders’ and Publishers’ policies and
From 1st April researchers funded by RCUK funding councils are required to make their research papers open access either via free unrestricted access to the final version on the publisher’s web site or by deposit of the accepted manuscript (after peer review) in an open access reposit
On behalf of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Ian Walmsley, please find available for download a summary of the Policy approved by the University Research Committee on how Oxford will allocate year one of the RCUK Block Grant to Oxford. Allocating the RCUK Open Access Blo
The University of Oxford’s response to the HEFCE’s letter ‘Open Access and Submission of Outputs to a post-2014 REF’ is now available to view: HEFCE Request for Advice on open access post-2014 REF – Oxford University submission to HEFCE
Please find attached to this post today’s slides from the WISER information session on Open Access, held at the Radcliffe Humanities building at 12.30. Further WISER sessions are available to book via this link. WISER OA session – HWJR 14 Mar2013 (pdf)
For a progress report on the Oxford project to support the transition to Open Access, utilising the pump priming funds from BIS, see the below pdf document. OAO (Oxford) progress report to RCUK 13 March 2013
RCUK issued on 6 March its Open Access Policy and ‘Supporting Guidance.’ 10 pages in all. Some welcome changes but not all we hoped for. Still very complicated. We are looking at whether the Oxford Policy on the Allocation of the RCUK OA Block Grant (approved by the Research Commit
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About the Oxford Open Access Project
The Oxford Open Access project is a collaborative project involving Research Services, the Bodleian Libraries, IT Services, the Planning and Resource Allocation Section, OUP and the Academic Divisions, accountable to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the Research Committee.
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