APPENDIX 3: CALL FOR EVIDENCE |
At a recent meeting, the House of Lords Science and
Technology Committee agreed to undertake a short inquiry into
open access. We will focus specifically on the implementation
of the open access policy adopted by the Government in the light
of the report of the working group on expanding access to published
research findings chaired by Professor Dame Janet Finch.
We intend to take oral evidence in January 2013.
In advance of these sessions, we would like to invite you to submit
written evidence. We would specifically ask you to submit your
views on the actions taken by Government and RCUK following the
publication of the Finch Group's report. In particular, you may
wish to address:
- support for Universities in the
form of funds to cover article processing charges, and the response
of universities and other higher education institutions to these
- embargo periods for articles published under
the green model;
- engagement with publishers, universities, learned
societies and other stakeholders in the development of research
council open access policies and guidance; and
- challenges and concerns raised by the scientific
and publishing communities, and how these have been addressed.
We would be most grateful if you could send your
response by Friday 18 January. As is our usual practice,
this correspondence will be published on the Committee's website.