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Town Hall Meeting on Proposed UC Open Access Policy

November 26th, 2012 by Amy Studer

The following is an announcement from Professor Brian Kolner to members of the UC Davis Academic Senate and Academic Federation.  Please contact him with any questions:

Dear Colleagues,

The University of California is considering adopting an Open Access publishing policy that will make the results of our published scholarly work accessible through the California Digital Library. The University Committee on the Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) and the Academic Council wish to get a sense of the campuses toward adoption of this policy.  Please join us for a Town Hall Meeting on the following date and location

Friday, November 30, 2012
MU II
3-5 PM

for a presentation and discussion.  Following the Town Hall Meeting, we will launch a web forum on the Academic Senate web site (details to follow) for further comment.  The Open Access draft policy, frequently asked questions, a slide presentation and other materials can be downloaded in advance at the following site:

http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/openaccesspolicy/

We look forward to seeing you at the Town Hall on Nov. 30th.
Regards,

Professor Brian H. Kolner
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Davis
email: bhkolner@ucdavis.edu

NIH Notice: Public Access Policy Compliance To Impact Funding Distribution

November 20th, 2012 by Amy Kautzman

On Friday, November 16th, the NIH announced “that in Spring, 2013, at the earliest, NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards if publications arising from that award are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy. The award will not be processed until recipients have demonstrated compliance.” (NIH Notice Number: NOT-OD-12-160).

Included in this notice are several process and procedural changes related to the public access requirement.

In a related blog post, Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research, offers this advice to researchers:

“The challenge is that publication occurs throughout the year, and progress reporting occurs once a year. So I encourage principal investigators to start thinking about public access compliance when papers are planned. Discuss with your co-authors how the paper will be submitted to PubMed Central, and who will do so, along with all the other tasks of paper writing. The easiest thing to do, perhaps even today, is to take a couple of minutes to enter the NIH-supported papers you have published in the last year into My NCBI to ensure you meet the requirements of the policy regardless of when your non-competing continuation is due. This will help you avoid a last minute scramble that could delay your funding.” (Rock Talk blog, November 16, 2012)