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Brief presentation on Insitutional and Funder Mandates as part of the Berlin 7 Session: Practical challenges in moving to Open Access: a focus on research funders and universities

Brief presentation on Insitutional and Funder Mandates as part of the Berlin 7 Session: Practical challenges in moving to Open Access: a focus on research funders and universities

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  • 1. A research institution's view of their role in OA mandates and policies: Using the institutional repository William J Nixon (Enlighten Repository Manager) Berlin7 Conference, Paris, 3 December 2009 With thanks to Morag Greig and the Enlighten Team
  • 2. Questions for Funders and Institutions
    • How universities can help funders implement mandates
    • What the infrastructure implications are for universities
    • What the policy implications are for universities
    • How funders can help universities
    • What are the shared (and different goals) for institutions and funders
  • 3. 1. How universities can help funders implement mandates
    • Providing an Institutional Repository (including PhD Theses)
    • Minimising keystrokes for self-deposit
    • Reporting funder outputs
    • Implementing a publications policy [Mandates]
    • Raising awareness about OA options [Advocacy]
    • Providing central Open Access funds
      • University of Nottingham
      • Pilot fund at Glasgow agreed in principle
  • 4. Enlighten Home Page
  • 5. 2. What are the infrastructure implications are for universities
    • Funder requirements need to be embedded in the research lifecycle
    • Robust institutional systems in place
      • Current Research Systems
      • Institutional Repositories
    • Key funding implications
    • Faculties, Libraries and IT staff need to support the OA Mandate
      • OA and Copyright advice
      • Deposit support – too much support?
      • Central Funding
  • 6. The Research Lifecycle Pre-Award Award Post-Award Stage 1: Pre-Project Stage 2: Create Project / Application Stage 3: Award Receipt Stage 4: Finance Project Initiation Stage 5: Project Management Stage 6: Project Completion
  • 7. Repository: Linking Outputs to Awards JISC Funded Enrich Project at Glasgow
  • 8. 3. What are the policy implications
    • Institutional [Mandate] Policy on OA
      • Scope and range of content
      • Institution, publications and copyright
      • Increased publicity for research
    • Ensuring compliance with funders’ open access grant and award policies
    • Co-ordinating OA funds
      • Funder block grant(s)
      • Institutional OA fund
  • 9. Policies: Concerns of University Staff for IR Content
    • Content
      • What should be provided? How? When?
    • Copyright
      • Will you ask me to break © agreements? What support is available?
    • Context
      • How will this data and the full text be seen and accessed?
    • Citations
      • Will the open access versions be cited rather than the publisher version? Impact on citations
  • 10. 4. How Funders Can Help Universities
    • Clear Open Access policies
      • Author pays, repository deposit, embargoes
    • Clear guidance for researchers
      • What, when and where to deposit
      • Harmonisation of Funding Council policies
    • Block grants for OA publishing
      • Wellcome Trust
      • Double funding issues?
    • Mandate Synergy – virtuous circle
    • Encourage publishers to provide OA streams with “fair pricing”
    • Funder Information on SHERPA JULIET
  • 11. SHERPA JULIET
  • 12. 5. What are the shared and different goals?
    • Both are
      • Focussed on research, impact and outputs
      • Rewarding research (and researchers)
      • Ultimately working towards Open Access
    • Institutions want to
      • Increase the publicity of their research [themes]
      • Maximise the value of research outputs that they have in terms of the external use of bibliometric data e.g. league tables, post-2008 RAE, Research Excellence Framework
  • 13. Further Information
    • Open Access Mandates and Wellcome Trust http:// ukpmc . blogspot .com/2009/05/ funder -mandates.html - Robert Kiley
    • Maximising and Measuring Research Impact through University and Research Funder OA Self-Archiving Mandates – Harnad, Carr et al http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/16616/
    • Contact details William J Nixon, w.j. nixon @lib. gla .ac. uk