September 16, 2011
September 14, 2011. A new independent working group has been set up to examine how UK-funded research ﬁndings can be made more accessible. The group will propose a programme of action and make recommendations to government, research funders, publishers and other interested parties on how access to research ﬁndings and outcomes can be broadened for key audiences such as researchers, policy makers and the general public.
The group emerged from transparency discussions initiated at a high level round table meeting by the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science. It is made up of representatives of the HE sector, research funders, the research community, scholarly publishers, and libraries. It is chaired by Dame Janet Finch DBE, Professor of Sociology at Manchester University and independent co-Chair of the Council for Science and Technology.