Open access (OA) mandates UK Research Councils Charities & Independent funders Wellcome Trust British Heart Foundation Cancer Research UK Etc International European Research Council
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 www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet
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
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
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
Other institutions? University of Amsterdam University of Calgary Canada Griffith University, Queensland, Australia http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/about/openaccessfund Also University of Tilburg University of Delft Are any of your institutions setting up a fund? Are your Universities checking for compliance with mandates?
References SHERPA JULIET (funder policies) http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet/ SHERPA ROMEO (publisher copyright policies) http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo RIN Briefing Note on Payment of Publication Fees http://www.rin.ac.uk/files/Briefing%20Note%201%20- %20Payment%20of%20Publication%20Fees.pdf JISC Open Access Publication Charge Surveys http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/aboutus/workinggr oups/jiscoapubcharge.doc http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/aboutus/workinggr oups/jiscoapubcharge.doc