HEFCE have recently circulated a new policy document that sets out the details of a requirement that certain research
outputs should be made open-access to be eligible for submission to the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
This requirement will apply to journal articles and conference proceedings accepted for publication after 1 April 2016.
The policy document and associated materials can be viewed here
If you work or study at Brunel University and want to find out more about open access issues, and to apply for funding to meet publisher fees
for making your research papers open access, please click here or
The underpinning research data for these outputs should also be made open access under University and RCUK policy. For information please contact
BURA Announcement July 2014: The BURA system is currently undergoing changes due to the University restructure. As a result some of the Communities and Collections have no or very few entries. All output records will be realigned to reflect the new University structure. We thank you for your understanding whilst this takes place.
Carolyn Bailey, Research Publications Manager and Hassan Bhuiyan, BURA Manager, Brunel University London.