HEFCE consultation on open access and submissions to the REF post 2014

hefce80In July 2012 HEFCE announced that it would consult with the HE sector on how to ensure the widest possible access to research outputs submitted to post 2014 REF exercises.

The first step of the planned two-stage consultation process is a letter inviting institutions and individuals to comment and advise on the consultation proposals.  Broadly speaking, these cover:

  • Funding body expectations for open access in post 2014 REF
  • The role of institutional repositories
  • Embargoes and licences
  • Exceptions
  • Monograph publications
  • Open data

The University of Northampton Research and Enterprise Committee will be sending a response to HEFCE and welcomes your input to this.  Please leave a comment below or email Miggie Pickton with your response.

HEFCE’s deadline for responses is 25 March 2013 so your input by 18 March 2013 would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Posted on February 28, 2013, in News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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