GrandIR paper on research data mgt accepted at the 5th Os Repositorios Conference

The conference paper "Research data management in open access repositories: an overview and a practical application at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)" was accepted by the Scientific Committee of the 5th OS Repositorios Conference of the Spanish National Repository Network was held May 23-25 in Bilbao, Spain. Paper authors Alvaro Rodríguez Miranda, Geometric Documentation Lab for Heritage (LDGP) at UPV/EHU in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Consol García Gómez, UPC Library and Pablo de Castro, GrandIR, explained the pioneering research data deposit work carried out at LDGP on the UPV/EHU ADDI institutional repository.

Publishers start testing new business models

As a result of both the UK Government and funders and the European Commission backing Gold Open Access publishing model, publishers are starting to test new business models that link subscription prices for institutions and OA publication rates in OA or hybrid journals. Besides previous policies by UOP, the recent RSC 'Gold for Gold' initiative in the UK provides a good example of where these new business models may be heading.

EC adopts communication on Open Access

The European Commission has recently adopted the Communication “Towards better access to scientific information: Boosting the benefits of public investments in research”. This COM document, which includes a parallel Recommendation to Member States for improved policies and practices on access and preservation, advocates for open access to research papers and data and proposes a 100% open access availability of Horizon 2020 research publications.