Research Communications Strategy
Regional Finance Modelling Events
The cost of open access?
Disseminating the results of scholarly research through open access may benefit your institution - but what would it cost?
We'd like to invite you to an event that will help you find out.
Your VC or PVC for Research may be planning to attend an event
on June 15 at Woburn House in London organised by Universities UK
and JISC, where evidence will be presented on the business case
for open access publishing and repositories. The Houghton
Report last year identified significant sectoral savings (over
£200M pa) possible from the adoption of Open Access, but it
was not clear of the implications for individual institutions. What
is the balance of cost and benefit for research-led institutions?
does the size of an institution alter the projections? Consultant
Alma Swan, from Key Perspectives Ltd, will be introducing an economic
model at this event to help individual institutions identify the
costs and savings involved.
To discover how the figures work out for your own particular institution,
you would be very welcome at one of our four regional follow-up events.
These workshops are aimed at Research Support Offices and financial
modellers, who are asked to collect certain data to bring with them
to build their own customised models. All data used will be kept
confidential to each institutional delegate.
Delegates will be guided by consultant Alma Swan through an enhanced
version of the model used in the Houghton
Report and will be able to leave with financial projections
for their own institution. You will also be able to hear from representatives
of other universities how open access has been implemented in their
institutions, the financial implications of this and how valuable
they have found it to be.
These will be intensive workshops with personal assistance in the financial
modelling and so places are limited - so book early!
We are holding events in Glasgow, London, Birmingham and Leeds.
For further information on this event, please contact Mandy Hodgson (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 0115 84 68601).