Stated policies and policy directives

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BBSRC Policies and Position Statements

Theme: Assuring quality of research, Evaluating usage and impact, Facilitating access
Type: Policy Statements
Added: 09 September 2010
This page is a point to access all the latest policies and position statements being applied by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), including some FAQs to help clarify issues. Several policies are available, including data sharing, impact, intellectual property, and access to research outputs.

National Archives Guidance and Standards

Theme: Facilitating access, Long-term preservation
Type: Policy Statements
Added: 08 September 2010
The National Archives is the UK government’s official archive, giving detailed guidance to government departments and the public sector on information management and advising others about the care of historical archives as a centre of expertise in creating, managing and preserving official information. 

UKSG’s Code of Practice for the Transfer of Serial Titles

Theme: Facilitating access, Publishing and disseminating
Type: Policy Statements
Added: 08 September 2010
This responds to the expressed needs of the scholarly journal community for consistent guidelines to help publishers ensure that journal content remains easily accessible by librarians and readers when there is a transfer between parties, and to ensure that the transfer process occurs with minimum disruption.

Panton Principles for Open Data in Science

Theme: Facilitating access, Publishing and disseminating
Type: Policy Statements
Added: 05 September 2010
These principles are stated on the basis of Science being based around building on, reusing and openly criticising the published body of scientific knowledge. 

The European Commission FP7 Pilot Initiative on Open Access

Theme: Facilitating access
Type: Policy Statements
Added: 05 September 2010
The European Commission is conducting a pilot initiative on open access to peer reviewed research articles in its Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7). In this pilot, open access to articles resulting from research funded in the seven areas participating in the pilot should be provided within a specified time period.

Springer Open Choice

Theme: Facilitating access, Publishing and disseminating
Type: Policy Statements
Added: 04 September 2010
Springer Open Choice initiative allows authors to decide how their articles are published in the Springer journals: Springer Open Choice is available for articles submitted to the majority of its journals.

Data Archiving Policy of The American Society of Naturalists

Theme: Facilitating access, Long-term preservation
Type: Policy Statements
Added: 02 September 2010
To promote the preservation and fuller use of data, key journals in evolution and ecology will introduce a new data archiving policy to ensure that data supporting published articles is preserved and made publicly available.

US National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy

Theme: Facilitating access
Type: Policy Statements
Added: 02 September 2010
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States maintains a Public Access Policy to ensure that the public has access to the published results of NIH-funded research.

JISC Strategy 2010-2012

Theme: Evaluating usage and impact, Facilitating access, Long-term preservation
Type: Policy Statements
Added: 31 August 2010
The new JISC strategy for 2010–2012 comes amid serious economic recession in the UK and abroad, and in a period of unprecedented change in communication and information technologies.

Policy on the Management of Research Data and Records

Theme: Assuring quality of research, Facilitating access, Long-term preservation
Type: Policy Statements
Added: 31 August 2010
This is a record of the policy as adopted by the University of Melbourne. Given the thoughtfulness of Australia on these issues, this might be useful for policy-makers to consider in the process of developing practice in the UK.


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