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Past RCUK Open Access Events

RCUK International Meeting on Open Access

On 20 March 2014, RCUK held an International Meeting on Open Access at Church House, London. The meeting was in follow-up to discussions on Open Access held at the G8 Science Ministers meeting held in London in June 2013.

The aim of the meeting was to:

  • Provide a forum for funding practitioners to share their thoughts and best practice implementation experience, and to consider the future challenges to implementing the shared aim of Open Access to the results of publicly funded research;
  • To identify practical actions that can be undertaken within and between the participating nations to help advance this shared aim.

The meeting was hosted and chaired by Professor Rick Rylance, CEO Arts and Humanities Research Council and Chair of RCUK Executive Group, and Professor Paul Boyle, CEO Economic and Social Research Council.

The report of the meeting is available here .

The presentations given at the meeting are available as follows:

Discipline perspectives:

International perspective: Paul Boyle, ESRC.

The wider international context: Michael Jubb, Research Information Network.

National perspectives:

Workshop on Open Access, November 2012

On 13th November 2012, the Research Councils held a workshop to discuss monitoring of the policy:

Meeting note



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