Research in the open: how mandates work in practice

Added by Sarah on 02 April 2009 10:53

Friday, 29 May 2009 09:30 - 16:30

Location: Royal Institute of British Architects, London

This event looked at how researchers are responding to mandates to include the results of their research work in repositories.

Run by the Repositories Support Project (RSP) with the RIN, the day covered issues around both research funders’ and institutional mandates (at institutional, subject-based and national levels), and asked how well these mandates are working in practice.

The meeting provided an opportunity to debate how to make research outputs accessible and open, where appropriate, and how to engage researchers better in this process. Key speakers included:

  • Paul Ayris - Director, Library Services, University College London
  • Paul Davey - Engagement Manager, UKPubMed Central
  • Bill Hubbard - Manager, SHERPA, University of Nottingham
  • Paul Hubbard - Head of Research Policy, HEFCE
  • Robert Kiley - Head of e-Strategy, Wellcome Trust
  • Charles Oppenheim - Head of Department and Professor of Information Science at Loughborough UniversityJulia Wallace - PEER Project.
  • Drs. Astrid Wissenberg - Director of Communication and Information, Economic and Social Research Council, on behalf of Research Councils UK.

This event was aimed at repository managers, senior librarians, research funders, publishers, learned societies and academic researchers.

The full programme and speakers presentations are available at

Also available is a podcast with key interview from the speakers, staff and delegates at the event.

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