NHMRC and ARC at Odds Regarding Open Access Publishing

abernard102@gmail.com 2012-08-20

Summary:

"This past Tuesday, the CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council, Warwick Anderson, wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation in which he announced: ‘The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has joined other international health research funding bodies, both governmental (such as NIH) and philanthropic (such as the Wellcome Trust), in requiring that publications from research funded by us are placed in the public domain – so called “open access”. This also assists other researchers in planning and conducting their research. Open access is particularly important for researchers in low income countries... From July this year, we will be mandating the deposit of publication outputs arising from NHMRC funded research into an institutional repository within 12 months of publication. NHMRC is a signatory to the Joint Statement on Data Sharing of Public Health Research, demonstrating our commitment to the timely and responsible sharing of public health data. Today Jill Rowbotham reporting in The Australian quotes the Australian Research Council's Chief Executive, Margaret Sheil: ‘We encourage it [open access publishing] as appropriate,’ and went on to explain: In the NHMRC's case, by and large, what the public is seeking access to is information regarding health and that's quite appropriate. In many areas of our research there is no community interest in the outcomes until much further down the track...”

Link:

http://www.the-funneled-web.com/N&V_2012%20(Jan-Dec)/N&V_1202/news__views_item_feb_2012-120224.htm

Updated:

08/16/2012, 06:08

From feeds:

Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » abernard102@gmail.com

Tags:

oa.new oa.data oa.comment oa.mandates oa.nih oa.green oa.advocacy oa.south oa.australia oa.ir oa.pd oa.funders oa.wellcome oa.encouragement oa.repositories oa.policies

Authors:

abernard

Date tagged:

08/20/2012, 14:46

Date published:

02/29/2012, 20:28