As I’m sure people are aware there are currently two government committee inquiries under way about the implementation of the Finch Report and on issues around the RCUK Policy on Open Access to research outputs.
UKCoRR prepared a written submission as part of the inquiry and the full written submissions have been released (being updated for the oral evidence as it is given).
People interested in the recordings of the oral evidence can find the sessions on the House of Lords pages:
- Dame Janet Finch (Tuesday 15th January)
- (i) Professor Ian Walmsley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, ASUC), University of Oxford; Professor Matthew Bennett, Vice-Chancellor responsible for Research, Enterprise and Internationalisation, University of Bournemouth; Professor Maggie Dallman, Principal, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London and (ii) Steven Hall, Managing Director, IOP Publishing; Richard Mollett, Chief Executive, Publishers Association; and Dr Rita Gardner, Director, Royal Geographical Society (Tuesday 29th January)
- Professor Rick Rylance, Chair of RCUK; Professor Douglas Kell, RCUK Information Champion; David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation and Skills), Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), (Tuesday 29th January).
- Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Science and Universities, BIS (Tuesday 29th January).
There is now another inquiry coming from the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee which UKCoRR will be representing the memberships views again and more details will be posted as they become available.
*** Update 22/02/2013 ***
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has now published the findings of it’s inquiry: