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Assessing progress towards implementation of the HEFCE OA policy for the post-2014 REF

With the date at which HEFCE’s policy on open access in the next REF comes into force just under a year away (1st April 2016), now seems like a good time to ‘temperature test’ how much progress has been made across the sector to address this and to consider if there may be opportunities to do more to support institutions in this area.

To help Jisc and other stakeholders understand in a deeper way what the ‘on the ground’ challenges are for institutions in implementing the policy, Jisc has commissioned Rob Johnson of Research Consulting to undertake a short, focused study to assess progress towards meeting HEFCE’s requirements and clarify a critical path for potential support activities over the next 12 months.

Read more on the OA Good Practice blog.

By Neil Jacobs

JISC Programme Director, Digital Infrastructure (Information Environment)

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