Category Archives: policy

Open research reports released – a response from Jisc

Yesterday the government released advice from Professor Adam Tickell on moving toward greater open access (OA) to research publications, and the report of the Open Research Data Taskforce (ORDTF) was published. In a post over on our main corporate blog, Jisc welcomes publication of open research reports, Neil Jacobs summarises key points from both publications and gives Jisc’s response. Read more

Funders sign up to ORCID Open Letter

As the persistent identifiers landscape evolves, various initiatives are in progress to improve efficiency and effectiveness in research processes. For example, the FREYA project aims to “extend the infrastructure for persistent identifiers (PIDs) as a core component of open research”. The ORBIT initiative coordinated by ORCID, is engaging with funders worldwide and sets out to “save researchers … Read more

The draft guidance on submissions for the 2021 REF

Earlier in July, the document, “Draft Guidance on Submissions” for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework was released for consultation. As the announcement stated, the document sets out the draft framework and generic criteria for assessment in the 2021 REF; specifies the content, data requirements, and related definitions for submissions to the REF; and guides HEI … Read more