OA and Research Information             Josh Brown             Programme Manager for Research Information Management and  ...
OA and Research Information    Open Access requires better information about research             » How can you measure m...
OA and Research Information    The Open Access Implementation Group has two priority areas this year             » Policy...
OA and Research Information    Both areas of OAIG attention require more, and better information             » Policy wor...
OA and Research Information    We need to support the increase in research information             » More information abo...
OA and Research Information    Projects and systems can help reduce the administrative burden of      collecting and anal...
OA and Research Information    The benefits of OA to research and researchers go beyond citations    The benefits of OA ...
OA and Research Information    The context of the OA Impact Bias:             » RCUK define impact as:                 “t...
OA and Research Information The context of the OA Impact Bias:         » CIBER, based on the Labour Force Survey, estimat...
OA and Research Information    Evidence for the OA impact bias:             » 57% of knowledge workers believe access to ...
OA and Research Information    Knowledge workers prefer OA             » OA already saves the public sector beyond HE £26...
OA and Research Information    What does this mean for research information management?             » Link information fr...
OA and Research Information    How can the context be provided?             » We need to be able to identify our research...
OA and Research Information    More information, more access, more value:             » Repositories must become more emb...
Thanks for listening             Any questions? Get in touch             j.brown@jisc.ac.uk15/06/2012                     ...
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    1. 1. OA and Research Information Josh Brown Programme Manager for Research Information Management and Scholarly Communications.15/06/2012 slide 1
    2. 2. OA and Research Information  Open Access requires better information about research » How can you measure mandate compliance without funder attribution? » How can you create an audit trail from grant funding to publication?  Open Access ultimately aims to improve research » Increased access increases the efficiency of research » Increased access increases the speed of dissemination15/06/2012 slide 2
    3. 3. OA and Research Information  The Open Access Implementation Group has two priority areas this year » Policy, e.g. the Finch Group on expanding access to UK research or the RCUK draft OA policy » Operational, e.g. interoperability for OA or tracking OA outputs  And one significant area of work is tracking progress towards OA » Deposit rates » Gold OA publication » Creation of OA publication funds in institutions…15/06/2012 slide 3
    4. 4. OA and Research Information  Both areas of OAIG attention require more, and better information » Policy work requires evidence of success or failure » The policies proposed will require information that may not be recorded or collected systematically at present » Operational work all hinges on specific information, consistently available across HEIs, publishers and funders » Contextual information is increasing in value15/06/2012 slide 4
    5. 5. OA and Research Information  We need to support the increase in research information » More information about funding, linked to publications (e.g. RIO+) http://bit.ly/tPee5l » Easier reporting from existing systems (e.g. CiA) http://cerifinaction.wordpress.com/ » Help institutions to gather the right evidence of impact (e.g. DESCRIBE) http://bit.ly/ME0Fgk15/06/2012 slide 5
    6. 6. OA and Research Information  Projects and systems can help reduce the administrative burden of collecting and analysing more, and new, information  Standards (such as CERIF) can help to improve interoperability within and across institutions  More efficient (re)use of information saves time and money  OA saves a lot of time and a lot of money » But is this really just about more and better admin?15/06/2012 slide 6
    7. 7. OA and Research Information  The benefits of OA to research and researchers go beyond citations  The benefits of OA to institutions go beyond cost savings  The benefits of OA to funders go beyond accountability » A key plank of OAIG’s policy work has been building up evidence to support its stance » This includes financial modelling, original research and synthesis » One area where the evidence is very strong is impact15/06/2012 slide 7
    8. 8. OA and Research Information  The context of the OA Impact Bias: » RCUK define impact as: “the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy. Impact embraces all the extremely diverse ways in which research-related knowledge and skills benefit individual, organisations and nations by: • fostering global economic performance, and specifically the economic competitiveness of the United Kingdom; • increasing the effectiveness of public services and policy; • enhancing quality of life, health and creative output.” http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/kei/impacts/Pages/meanbyimpact.aspx15/06/2012 slide 8
    9. 9. OA and Research Information The context of the OA Impact Bias: » CIBER, based on the Labour Force Survey, estimate that there are 1.8 million knowledge workers outside HE in the UK Knowledge workers outside HE typically » do not have subscriptions to academic journals » do not have time to visit academic libraries » have neither the will nor the budget to use PPV CIBER (2011a) Access to scholarly content: gaps and barriers. Research report, p7.15/06/2012 slide 9
    10. 10. OA and Research Information  Evidence for the OA impact bias: » 57% of knowledge workers believe access to research has improved, despite their lack of subscriptions, ‘big deals’ or library access » More Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations use OA journals than hold subscriptions » ≈80% of published journal articles are subscription-only  The ≈20% of published research articles available via OA has a disproportionately large impact http://open-access.org.uk/reports15/06/2012 slide 10
    11. 11. OA and Research Information  Knowledge workers prefer OA » OA already saves the public sector beyond HE £26m pa. » Working around paywalls is time consuming and costly for SMEs and is seen as a significant problem » OA makes it easier to identify expertise in institutions » OA is consistent with the need of the public and VC sectors for transparency and evidence » Knowledge workers overwhelmingly prefer increased OA to all other proposed means of improving access to research15/06/2012 slide 11
    12. 12. OA and Research Information  What does this mean for research information management? » Link information from disparate sources » Report more, share more » A wealth of new information is becoming relevant and easier to capture  In a world in which richer, multi-sourced information is crucial, context is king.15/06/2012 slide 12
    13. 13. OA and Research Information  How can the context be provided? » We need to be able to identify our researchers http://bit.ly/JYjwUh » We need to make reporting as streamlined and efficient as possible http://ukriss.cerch.kcl.ac.uk/ » We need to reuse our information better, e.g. RMAS, Gateway to Research  What does this mean for repositories?15/06/2012 slide 13
    14. 14. OA and Research Information  More information, more access, more value: » Repositories must become more embedded, more linked to CRISs etc. » Repositories must seek to capture more information and enhance metadata » Repositories must emphasise their role in OA now, and loud and clear » Repositories must continue to evolve and adapt.15/06/2012 slide 14
    15. 15. Thanks for listening Any questions? Get in touch j.brown@jisc.ac.uk15/06/2012 slide 15
    16. 16. © HEFCE 2012The Higher Education Funding Council for England,on behalf of JISC, permits reuse of this presentationand its contents under the terms of the Creative CommonsAttribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UKEngland & Wales Licence.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk15/06/2012 slide 16
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