Open access (OA)

We're developing services to enable you to manage, share and access research outputs more openly and cost-effectively.

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Tools and services

In development


OA good practice

Institutionally-based pathfinder projects and an implementation community for developing and sharing new and effective ways to meet funders' open access polices


APC monitoring

Through Jisc Monitor, we're working to help universities monitor article processing charge (APC) payments and comply with funder open access mandates


Research reporting

Working within international CASRAI pilot, seeking agreement between funders, HEIs and others, on metadata for research reporting

Policy and engagement

Our work is developed in line with UK government, funding councils and research funders' policies.

We're members of the Universities-UK implementation and coordination group relating to the recommendations of the Finch report.

OA in the EU

PASTEUR4OA is our project aiming to assess the effectiveness of open access policies and align them as far as possible across EU member states.