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Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences

Monday 22 October 2012

Focussing on the recent recommendations from the Finch Group on open access, this event provided the opportunity for research funders, academics, learned societies and subject associations to discuss in more detail the implications from humanities and social sciences.

Agenda (pdf)

Written summary of discussion 

The Finch Group Recommendations
Michael Jubb, Executive Director, Research Information Network
presentation slides | audio recording

Research Councils UK Policy on Access to Research Options
Professor Mark Llewellyn, Director of Research, Arts and Humanities Research Council
presentation slides | audio recording

Implications for humanities and social science academics
(1) Professor Chris Wickham FBA, British Academy Vice President with responsibility for publications
audio recording

(2) Professor Paul Rowlett, Head of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Salford and Editor of the Transactions of the Philological Society
presentation slides | audio recording

Discussion / Q&A, part 1 
audio recording

Implications for learned society publishers
Dr Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
presentation slides | audio recording

Future research funding and assessment
David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation and Skills), Higher Education Funding Council for England 
audio recording

Discussion / Q&A, part 2
audio recording

Chair: Professor Nigel Vincent FBA, British Academy Vice President for Research and Higher Education Policy.