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 | 25 March 2013


Institutional and Subject-Specific Repositories: Responding to HEFCE’s Call for Advice on Open Access

this month HEFCE invited
on developing their open access policy in the post-2014 Research
Excellence Framework (REF).

EMBL-EBI, who run the Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) service, and the UK
members of the Europe PMC Funders’ Group, strongly support HEFCE’s movement
towards requiring that all outputs submitted to the post-2014 REF are published
open access. However, both groups also have concerns about HEFCE’s exclusive
focus on institutional repositories (IRs), and recommend that in addition to
IRs HEFCE also include subject repositories, such as Europe PMC, as a valid
archive for research submitted to the post-2014 REF.

can read the full EMBL-EBI response here, and the
full Europe PMC Funders’ Group response here.

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