The workshop was split into two sessions. The morning session focussed on the practical aspects of supporting funder mandates, including discussions around the administration and funding of author-pays charges. The afternoon session provided an opportunity for attendees to preview some of the new developments to the UKPMC service – including grant reporting functionality and the UKPMC beta website.
The overriding aim of the day was to establish a joint action plan to ensure that institutions, responsible for administering the requirements of the funder OA mandates, have the full support that they need to do the tasks involved effectively.
Workshop disucssion groups were lively and generated many ideas for actions around the main themes of monitoring compliance, messages for publishers, communicating with researchers and managing payments. These outputs will be used by the Funders’ Group to produce a draft action plan – which will be circulated to delegates (and made available via this blog) by the end of October 2009.
The workshop presentations are available to view below.