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Research: Publishing

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 21212, tabled on 23 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of UKRI on the progress of the open access policy review and the likelihood of the outcome of that review establishing a permissive policy for researchers.

Answered on

29 June 2021

There has been Ministerial engagement throughout the UKRI open access review.

Ensuring open access policy is as permissive as possible for researchers whilst also achieving public value and affordability, and taking account of the changing landscape in publishing agreements in the UK are all key considerations of the review.