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Supporting Open Access: institutional OA funds Mary Robinson SHERPA, University of Nottingham 21 st January 2009.

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1 Supporting Open Access: institutional OA funds Mary Robinson SHERPA, University of Nottingham 21 st January 2009

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4 Open access (OA) mandates UK Research Councils Charities & Independent funders Wellcome Trust British Heart Foundation Cancer Research UK Etc International European Research Council

5 Open access (OA) mandates UK: RCUK AHRC BBSRC ESRC MRC NERC STFC UK: charities/ independent funders British Heart Foundation Cancer Research UK Wellcome Trust etc International Government and independent funders

6 Funder policies: Research Councils Directly-Incurred Costs For Research Council grants, publication fees may be included as a directly-incurred cost under the Other costs heading on the standard electronic application form.* Indirect Costs: Full Economic Costs If universities do set up such [publication] funds, they will form part of the cost base used for calculating their standard rate for the indirect costs of research.* * RIN Briefing Note on Payment of Publication Fees

7 JISC Open Access Publication Charge Surveys Researchers: Institution: 6 institutions have a central OA fund, 4 have a School or Faculty or Departmental OA fund

8 Case study: Nottingham OA fund Set up as a partnership between Research Innovation Services (RIS) and Information Services Approved by University Research Committee in November 2006; procedures document approved in March 2007 Administered centrally by RIS Designed to fund OA charges (for OA or hybrid journals) not page/colour charges Available to all members of the University regardless of their source of research funding Currently being monitored, but not rationed Promoted within institution along side repository Additional funds; not diverted from periodical purchases To date, low usage: 75 requests in 18 months, average cost per article of about £1400

9 Other institutions? University of Amsterdam University of Calgary Canada Griffith University, Queensland, Australia Also University of Tilburg University of Delft Are any of your institutions setting up a fund? Are your Universities checking for compliance with mandates?

10 References SHERPA JULIET (funder policies) SHERPA ROMEO (publisher copyright policies) RIN Briefing Note on Payment of Publication Fees %20Payment%20of%20Publication%20Fees.pdf JISC Open Access Publication Charge Surveys oups/jiscoapubcharge.doc oups/jiscoapubcharge.doc

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