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Towards making full and immediate Open Access a reality: the future of Open Access policy

Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00



A growing international consortium of research funders have joined together to form cAOlition S  and have launched Plan S with the aim of making full and immediate open access a reality. A recent consultation elicited over 600 individual, institutional, learned society and publisher responses and these have informed the Guidelines for Implementation. These Principles and Guidelines are now forming the basis for OA policy development by individual research funders, including UKRI & Wellcome in the UK. Short presentations in this session will outline the background to the initiative, its aims, the national infrastructure being developed to support institutions, and the role that institutions themselves can take in supporting researchers and constraining costs before turning to the floor for discussion.

15:45: Introductions Chair: Jennifer Stergiou

15:50 – 16:30: short presentations

  • David Sweeney – Executive Chair, Research England: policy background, aims, consultation and timeline
  • Bill Hubbard – Head of scholarly communications support and director of the centre for research communications, Jisc: Jisc national support and services for OA implementation
  • Chris Banks – Director of Library Services, Imperial College London: opportunities for universities, including reviewing © and rights retention, and negotiating for publishing services
  • Valerie McCutcheon – Research Information Manager, University of Glasgow and ARMA OA Special Interest Group Champion: observations from a practitioner and an ARMA perspective

16:30 – 17:00

  • Plenary discussion / Q&A

Presented by:

Chris Banks -

David Sweeney - Executive Chair, Research England

Steve Byford - Open Access Service Manager, Jisc

Valerie McCutcheon - Research Information Manager at University of Glasgow


Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Date: 17th June 2019
Time: 15:45 - 17:00
Room: Studio