The Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group was established in 2014 to monitor and encourage progress in the implementation of the UK’s OA policy, following on from the work of the Finch Group. In 2015 it published its first substantive report on progress, Monitoring the Transition to Open Access , and in 2016 it established four sub-groups to review and make recommendations on aspects of OA implementation. The Efficiencies Working Group was tasked with, among other objectives, ‘developing and maintaining an overview of best practice and efficient administration in the implementation of UK open access policies from the perspectives of all stakeholders, taking into account the work of other UK groups in this area…’; and ‘identifying potential efficiency gains in the implementation and expansion of open access in the UK…’. The group is chaired by Steven Hall, managing director of IOP Publishing, with Jisc providing the secretariat, and representation from publishers, universities, research funders and infrastructure providers. It has already launched initiatives to look at expanding the use of identifiers such as ORCID and improving communications to researchers on open access policies. It is also working to identify and mitigate pain points for all stakeholders in the payment of APCs.
Key Learning Points:
- To hear about the latest findings and recommendations of the Efficiencies Working Group via a presentation and Q&A session
- To understand the pain points and inefficiencies in OA implementation and how the group’s work is improving workflows and administration for institutions.
- To have an opportunity to share experiences and discuss key issues of concern
|Theme:||Policy and Governance|
|Date:||7th Jun 2017|
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