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Open access in the UK and what it means for scientific research

Event

February
252013

10:00 - 16:50

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Workshop sponsored by the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Institute of Physics, The Royal Society, The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Biology.

Event details

A one-day workshop to discuss the implications for scientific researchers of Government and funder policies on open access publication, including the Research Councils’ policy which will take effect in April 2013 and HEFCE’s evolving policy in relation to the post-2014 REF

Joint statement from the organisers summarising the main points of the day

Schedule of talks

Organisers and Chairs

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Opening and Closing Remarks

Professor Dame Janet Finch, Honourary Professor of Sociology at Manchester University

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Session 1

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Implementation of open access in the UK: challenges and solutions for HEFCE

Dr David Sweeney, Director, Research, Innovation and Skills, HEFCE

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Implementation of open access in the UK: challenges and solutions for scientific publishers

Ian Russell, Editorial Director, Science, Oxford University Press

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Implementation of open access in the UK: challenges and solutions for the Research Councils

Dr Tony Peatfield, Director of Corporate Affairs, Medical Research Council

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Implementation of open access in the UK: challenges and solutions for university administrators

Professor David Price, Vice-Provost, Research, UCL

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Implementation of open access in the UK: challenges and solutions for university libraries

Phil Sykes, Librarian, University of Liverpool

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Setting the scene: the Finch Report - Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications - and Government policy

Michael Jubb, Director, Research Information Network

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Session 2

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Implementation of open access in the UK: challenges and solutions for researchers in biomedicine

Professor Geoffrey Smith, Head of Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge

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Implementation of open access in the UK: challenges and solutions for researchers in chemistry

Professor Tom Welton, Head of Chemistry, Imperial College London

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Implementation of open access in the UK: challenges and solutions for researchers in physics

Professor Miles Padgett FRS, University of Glasgow, UK

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Panel discussion of afternoon speakers

Dr James Milne, Managing Director, Publishing, Royal Society of Chemistry

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Q&A with Minister of State for Universities and Science

The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science

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The requirement for CC-BY licensing: challenges and solutions for researchers

Open access in the UK and what it means for scientific research The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK