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A Big Year – OA in Australia 2013
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A Big Year – OA in Australia 2013

21 October 201321 October 2013

By Dr Danny Kingsley This has been a big year for open access around the world, and developments in Australia have moved apace. Two things happened on the first of January 2013 – the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced their open access policy and the Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) began operations (disclaimer – I work...

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Welcome to Open Access Week 2013!

21 October 201321 October 2013

Welcome to Open Access Week 2013! For the next seven days, researchers, librarians and members of the public around the world are holding lectures, debates and public gatherings to discuss the global move to open up scholarly research. By ‘open’, we mean free of all legal and technical restrictions on access and reuse, for everyone....

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Review of the Performance-Based Research Fund

16 October 201316 October 2013

Following the 2012 round of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF), the Ministry of Education, alongside the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Tertiary Education Commission, decided to review the PBRF, to see whether the fund is achieving its aims. Part of this review was a process of public consultation, including a general call...

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