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Association appears before BIS Committee inquiry into Open Access
The Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee held its first evidence session into Open Access on Tuesday, 16 April. The PSA, together with representatives of the research councils, publishers, institutions of higher education and open access advocates, were invited before the committee. The majority of those invited to speak were critical of the policy as being implemented by RCUK, with its preference for Gold and insistence on publication under a CC-BY licence where an APC has been paid.
A full video recording of the session can be accessed here. Professor Andrew Massey, Trustee and Open Access lead for the PSA, begins his evidence at 02:19:28 into the recording.
More information on the BIS Committee's inquiry into Open Access is available on their website.
The PSA submitted written evidence to both the BIS Committee and the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. You can view the evidence here.