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Reusing Open Access content & HEFCE policy on Open Access

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Presented at the FOSTER - UNESCO Open Science for Doctoral Schools, 24 April 2015 (https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/event/foster-unesco-open-science-doctoral-schools)

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Reusing Open Access content & HEFCE policy on Open Access

  1. 1. HEFCE Open Access Policy Dr. Nancy Pontika CORE (COnnecting REpositories) Knowledge Media institute The Open University United Kingdom @nancypontika
  2. 2. Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Total HEFCE grant available for the 2015 – 2016 academic year is £3,971 million 18.5% 39.2% 35.7%
  3. 3. Research Excellence Framework (REF) Excellence – Impact – Implementation ● Quality Research Outputs – 65% ● Impact – 20% ● Research Environment – 15% Horizon2020: Maximise impact with Open Access and Open Data
  4. 4. HEFCE Open Access Policy Introduced 1st April 2014 – Implementation date 1st April 2016 ● Green policy – compliance via repositories ● Journal articles and conference proceedings with an ISSN ● Maximum embargo periods: 12 mos. STEM, 24 mos. AHSS ● Machine readable access ● Deposit time frame: 3 months
  5. 5. Major UK OA Policies and Horizon2020 UK provides 60% of outputs via green OA Policy Output type Green/Gold OA Embargo License HEFCE Policy Journal articles & Conference Proceedings Green 12 mos. STEM 24 mos. AHSS Machine readable Horizon2020 Policy All peer- reviewed scientific publications Green 6 mos. STEM 12 mos. AHSS Machine readable RCUK Policy Journal articles & Conference Proceedings Preference on Gold but Green is possible 12 mos. STEM 24 mos. AHSS CC-BY or CC-BY-NC
  6. 6. HEFCE Policy : benefits & improvements Benefits: ● Permanently change author habits ● Enables broader discoverability of the output ● Green is cheap for universities Improvements: ● Shorter embargo periods ● Inclusion of books or chapters like Horizon2020 ● Require authors to retain the rights of their publications
  7. 7. Thank you!
  8. 8. Reusing and Reproducing Open Access Content Dr. Nancy Pontika CORE (COnnecting REpositories) Knowledge Media institute The Open University United Kingdom @nancypontika
  9. 9. What does “research reusability” mean? Ascertaining scientific results! ● Availability of the scientific method ● Allows research reproduction ● Enables transparency in research methodology ● Saves money and time for researchers and universities ● Increases impact of the research work
  10. 10. What can be made reusable? Everything that could possibly be useful! ● Laboratory notebooks/diaries ● Methodology details ● Experiment results ● Software code ● Equipment details ● Ground theory of the experiment ● Application details, i.e. background modelling ● Mathematical proofs
  11. 11. Guidelines to enable Open Science ● Code ● Data ● Documentation ● Workflow
  12. 12. 12/85 Reusability tools
  13. 13. Discovering Content Services ● CORE – metadata and full-text harvesting of open access research outputs and API ● OpenDOAR – open access repositories around the world ● Jisc Publications Router – metadata and full-text from journals and subject repositories ● Directory of Open Access Journals – lists worldwide open access journals ● SHERPA RoMEO – copyright and archiving policies ● SHERPA Juliet - research funders' open access policies
  14. 14. Thank you!

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