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1 D EVELOPING O PEN A CCESS AND R ESEARCH D ATA M ANAGEMENT P OLICY Hannah Lloyd-Jones, Open Access and Data Curation Team

2 C ONTEXT International Open Access movement Government push for transparency and cost-efficiency RCUK and other funders policies EPSRC Finch Report JISC funding Other HEIs policies

3 B ENEFITS – R ESEARCH D ATA M ANAGEMENT Short-term: Increases efficiency. Saves time and effort. Long-term: Data preservation and re-use. Easier sharing and collaboration. Allows others to build on research. Raises visibility and research profile.

4 B ENEFITS – O PEN R ESEARCH Impact: OA research cited more frequently. Research lifecycle can be accelerated: published, read, cited, built on. Public good: sharing scholarship and intellectual wealth.

5 T HE O PEN E XETER P ROJECTO PEN E XETER Embedding good practice in research data management Promoting openness of research materials

6 DAF S URVEY AND INTERVIEWS responses to survey. Included all types of researcher from PGR students to professors from all six academic colleges based at all three of the Universitys campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. Follow up interviews with over 50 academics and professional services staff from within the Universitys central services and individual colleges.

7 DAF S URVEY AND INTERVIEWS 2

8 C URRENT I SSUES Lack of visibility: limits potential for reuse Inaccessibility: duplication of effort; prevents others building on research Understanding funders policies on OA and data management Loss of data Research group level guidelines

9 P REVIOUS S ITUATION No central guidance on research data management No central data store or registry for data No institutional requirement for OA publishing Thesis deposit mandatory for PGRs

10 S OLUTIONS Technical Development Training Policy Development

11 P OLICY T ASK A ND F INISH G ROUP Broad group including: Directors of Research Library staff RKT staff Legal Services Staff Ethics Officer University Records Manager Assistant College Manager for Research Representative from the Academic Staff Association

12 T IMELINE Policy development 2 month consultation period Incorporation of feedback Approval Implementation

13 T HEMES AND I SSUES Linking OA to publications with research data management and OA to data Level of detail Defining responsibilities Balancing use of institutional repository with discipline-specific repository

14 PGR T HEMES AND I SSUES Separate policy covering PGR data and publications Mandates deposit if required by funder; encourages in other cases Annual data health check with supervisor Clarifies supervisor and student responsibilities Funding OA publishing

15 F UTURE I SSUES Live procedural/guidance document See Open Access FAQsOpen Access FAQs Service costs and sustainability Procedures for institutional OA block grant

16 Any Questions?

17 C ONTACTS Open Exeter web site: Project team: RDM policies: Exeter repositories: Blog: Twitter Facebook:


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