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 'Recommendations about publishing and publication procurement practices across the health and social care system' is published in NIHR Open Research.
An abridged version is also available. Use the 'NHS shared repository Britsh Library pilot report' link below.
Page last reviewed: 30 September 2022