Research Councils UK Impact Report 2011
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"As the public bodies charged with investing tax payers money in science and research, the Research Councils take seriously their responsibilities in making the outputs from this research publicly available – not just to other researchers, but also to potential users in business, Government and the public sector, as well as to the public. Each Research Council publishes comprehensive information about its own research outputs and achievements on their website. In addition there are several projects underway to enhance the accessibility of the research findings funded by the Research Councils....RCUK is playing an active in part in a new national Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings which was established in autumn 2011.The purpose of the group is to provide a means through which research funders, the research community, publishers, and libraries can examine how most effectively to expand access to quality-assured published outputs of research, and to propose a programme of action to that end...."