Conference & Events
Open access in the UK and what it means for scientific research
A special one-day workshop to discuss the implications for scientific researchers of Government and funder policies on open access publication.
Date: 25 February 2013 10:00 - 16:30
The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House terrace
Organiser(s): Academy of Medical Sciences, the Institute of Physics, The Royal Society, The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Biology.
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Dame Janet Finch will chair the event and confirmed speakers include Dr Michael Jubb, Director of the Research Information Network (RIN), David Sweeney, Director for Research, Innovation and Skills at Higher Education Funding Council for England, Dr Tony Peatfield, Medical Research Council, Director of Corporate Affairs, Professor David Price, Vice-Provost, Research, University College London, Professor Tom Welton, Head of Chemistry at Imperial College, Phil Sykes, Librarian, University of Liverpool, Ian Russell, Editorial Director, Science at Oxford University Press, Dr Nicola Gulley, Editorial Director, IOP Publishing and Professor Geoffrey Smith, Head of Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge.
The workshop will look at the background to the new policy announced by David Willetts in July 2012, including the recommendations of the Finch working group, and will address the practical challenges of implementation from the perspectives of research funders, university and research administrators, university librarians, publishers and different scientific research communities. It will also consider the implications of the requirement of the Research Councils and the Wellcome Trust for authors to use the CC-BY licence for their journal papers and conference proceedings.