Next steps for Open Access and Open Data research policy

November, 2016

Bringing together senior policymakers and stakeholders, this conference will examine progress with the process of opening up access to research outputs, and the further push to apply the same principles to research data.

Delegates will discuss remaining challenges identified in the latest report from the Government’s UK Open Access Co-ordination Group - including how to apply Open Access to monographs, the management of repositories and their future role, and the level of Article Processing Charges, as well as the future of the academic publishing market more widely.

Sessions will also examine the legal, ethical and logistical implications of delivering an ‘Open Data’ framework for publicly funded research in the UK, in light of the recently published Concordat on Open Research Data, as well as look at issues for UK plans working in coordination with European Union proposals following the referendum result.

We expect those attending to include representatives from universities and their mission groups, research-intensive businesses and their trade associations, academic publishers, learned societies, research councils and other research funders.

We are delighted that Yvonne Budden, Head of Scholarly Communications, University of Warwick and Chair, UK Council of Research Repositories; Louise Corti, Associate Director, UK Data Archive; Tom Smith, Director of Quality, Guidance and Learning, NHS Health Research Authority and Naomi Korn, Chair, Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) and IP Consultant, Naomi Korn Copyright Consultancy have agreed to speak.

Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET