Research Councils UK: open access policy

Research and Innovation Development Office

Category: Research news

7 August 2014

Free and open access to the outputs of publicly-funded research offers significant social and economic benefits as well as aiding the development of new research.

The Government, in line with its overarching commitment to transparency and open data, is committed to ensuring that published research findings should be freely accessible.

As bodies charged with investing public money in research, the Research Councils take very seriously their responsibilities in making the outputs from this research publicly available – not just to other researchers, but also to potential users in business, charitable and public sectors, and to the general tax-paying public.

Further information can be found on the Research Councils UK website.

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