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Next steps for Open Access

July 2021


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


When it happened…


Friday, 9 July 2021


What delegates came to discuss…


This conference will be an opportunity to discuss open access in the context of relevant policy developments, such as the Plan S strategy for open access, which came into effect from January this year, and the anticipated UKRI Open Access Policy, as well as wider developments such as COVID-19 and the impact it has had on research and remote learning, with the knock-on effect for OA.


Areas for discussion include:


  • UKRI’s Open Access Policy
  • developing OA post-pandemic
  • OA in an international context

Who attended…


Officials from BEIS; British Embassy Hanoi; the Cabinet Office; DAERA, NI; Defra; the Department of Health and Social Care; the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office; the Government Office for Science; HM Treasury; the Intellectual Property Office; the Office for Statistical Regulation; The Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.


Representatives from ACS Publications; Arcadia Fund; BMJ Publishing Group; Brill; Bristol University Press; British Ecological Society; Cambridge University Press; Copyright Licensing Agency; Edinburgh University Press; Elsevier; Geological Survey of Northern Ireland; Health Education England - NSHCS; Higher Education Funding Council for Wales; Institute of Development Studies; IOP Publishing; King's College London; Koninklijke Brill NV; Microbiology Society; National Institute for Health Research; National Nuclear Laboratory; Natural Resources Wales; Northumbria University; Plymouth Marine Laboratory; Public Health England; Publishers Association; Quadram Institute Bioscience; Queen's University Belfast; Regional Studies Association; Research Consulting; Royal Society of Chemistry; Royal Veterinary College; SAGE Publishing; Science and Technology Facilities Council; Swansea University; Taylor & Francis; Taylor Vinters; The British Academy; The Geologists' Association; The Open University; The Royal Society; UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology; UKRI; University College Dublin; University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust; University of Birmingham; University of Derby; University of Dundee; University of Edinburgh; University of Leeds; University of Limerick; University of London; University of Reading; University of Sheffield; University of Sussex; Wessex Institute and Wiley.


Press: International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and University Business.



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles