Open access

A summary of the work HEE is doing on open access and repositories

Open access work with NIHR 

The NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) published its updated open access policy of NIHR –funded research in November 2021.

It is  aligned to the new UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) policy on open access publishing of UKRI-funded research.  

In 2020 HEE and NIHR jointly commissioned Information Power to undertake a piece of work to review and make recommendations about publishing and publication procurement practices across the health and social care system.

The work comprised:

  • analysis of publications in health and care in last five years
  • analysis of spend on Article Processing Charges (APCs) and subscriptions
  • focus groups and interviews with NHS Research Managers and Knowledge and Library staff
  • facilitating a strategic roundtable in October 2020

The full report is now available: 'Recommendations about publishing and publication procurement practices across the health and social care system'.

Page last reviewed: 30 September 2022