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Wellcome Trust to penalise researchers not embracing open access
The medical research funder, The Wellcome Trust, has highlighted plans to withhold a portion of researchers' final grant payments if they don't make their results available through an open access channel.
Large-scale deposit in repositories increases access and use
The European OpenAIRE initiative published a joint statement on the 11th June commented on the results of the recently completed European PEER project.
CORE Search Portal Launches
The CORE (COnnecting REpositories) Project comes from the Knowledge Management Institute at The Open University in the UK.It has launched the CORE Portal which enables rapid cross searching of online open access repositories
EPSRC Sounds Reminder on Open Access for Funded Research
EPSRC has issued (15 May) a reminder statement to all those it funds that published research arising from EPSRC funding must be made openly accessible by any available route.
7,000th Record added to LRA
March 2012 has seen the 7,000th item added to LRA.
Deposit to LRA via IRIS Goes Live
As part of the year long introduction of the new IRIS research management system deposit to the Leicester Research Archive (LRA) has been streamlined.
1,000th eThesis added to the LRA
Today the 1,000th thesis record was added to the LRA.
New White Paper: Results of Publicly Funded Research will be Open Access
The government has thrown its weight behind the idea that all publicly funded scientific research must be published in open-access journals in a new White paper.
Open World of Research - Complying with Funder Requirements
A new staff development workshop from the RSO and Library looks at the internal and external requirements and benefits associated with open research outputs.
85% of academics in favour of open access
Results of a recent survey by the RSP looking at academics reactions to open access in 20 UK universities.
87% of Journals Allow Open Access Archiving
Information published from the Centre for Research Communication demonstrates that 87% of journal titles allow some form of open access achiving.
Guardian Explores Open Access in UK HE
As part of Open Access Week 2011 the Guardian is hosting an online discussion.
OAIG launches reports and resource pack
The UK Open Access Implementation Group’s (OAIG) has released a series of reports and new repositories resource pack (24/10/11) as part of Open Access Week 2011
Princeton stops staff handing all copyright to journals
US institution Princeton University will prevent researchers from giving the copyright of scholarly articles to journal publishers, except in certain cases where a waiver may be granted
SHERPA RoMEO Upgrade
SHERPA/RoMEO, the copyright information service for open access archiving, has announced a major upgrade.
EPSRC & RCUK Changes to Policy on Access to Research Outputs
Research councils emphasise importance of open access to research outputs.
LRA Annual Report 2010 Now Available
View the latest Annual Report of the Leicester Research Archive

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