Day: April 7, 2015

Open Access – a national license?

Posted on 7 April 2015 by Jennifer Evans

A recent publication by HEPI (Higher Education Policy Institute) calls for consideration to be given to a national license for Open Access. This would, in theory, allow everyone in the UK access to all academic research published in academic journals. Concerns are raised about current Open Access only allowing UK-based research to be made more widely available;
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Directions for Research Management – Jisc report

Posted on 7 April 2015 by Jennifer Evans

The development of Research Data Management policies as a result of increasing requirements of funders and publishers, has led to a report from Jisc, produced to reflect on how Universities need to develop over the next five years. The report reflects that whilst policies are often decided at a very strategic level, implementation can be tricky and
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H2020 – reflections from the Science Business Network, Brussels

Posted on 7 April 2015 by Jennifer Evans

The March 2015 WHEB (Welsh Higher Education Brussels) Newsletter included a review of a meeting of the Science Business network, where they discussed experiences of H2020 so far. Reflections included: The increase in volume of applications combined with falling success rates has led to man-hours and resources on unsuccessful applications to an estimated value of 3 billion euro.
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