Unlocking attitudes to open access in the UK


The United Kingdom Council for Research Repositories and the Repositories Support Project invite repository and library staff in the UK to participate in a nationwide initiative to guage researcher’s attitudes to open access generally, funding for open access publishing and the institutional repository specifically.

We are asking you to carry out a standardised survey of researchers in your institution between April and June 2011. This is based on a survey carried out at the University of Huddersfield during Open Access week 2010 which revealed some interesting results. There are benefits for participating institutions such as raising the profile of the repository and also nationally in creating a body of evidence about the researchers’ attitudes.

All the information you need to participate, including the survey questions,  is here:  Nationwide survey – Open Access

About Jackie Wickham
I am based at the Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham. I work on the JISC funded Repositories Support Project which supports the development and growth of the UK repositories network.

5 Responses to Unlocking attitudes to open access in the UK

  1. James Toon says:

    Hi Jackie – we did some very similar work in Scotland as part of the ERIS project, and I’d love to be able to compare surveys/results.


  2. Hi James

    Absolutely – that would be really interesting. Are the results of your survey available anywhere?


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