Quick links to key documents

Below are quick links to key documents relating to the implementation of the Finch Report recommendations.

Finch Group Report, full text

Finch Group Report, executive summary

Government Response to the Finch report

Review of Progress in Implementing the Recommendations of the Finch Report

David Willetts Letter to Dame Janet Finch in response to Review of Progress Report

1. RCUK and other research funders’ policies

RCUK policy on open access (July 2012)

Guidance for RCUK policy on open access (July 2012)

RCUK announcement on block grants for universities (November 2012)

RCUK spreadsheet on block grant calculation (November 2012)

Evidence to House of Lords S&T Select Committee inquiry (January 2013)

Report from House of Lords S&T Select Committee inquiry (February 2013)

Report from the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee (September 2013)

RCUK final Policy on Open Access, and associated guidance (May 2013)

RCUK Revised Guidance (March 2013)

RIN report on UK university implementation of RCUK policies (July 2013)

Wellcome Trust position statement on open access

Wellcome Trust statement on the strengthening of its open access policy (June 2012)

Department for International Development (DFID) policy on open access (January 2013)

European Commission communication on open access (July 2012)

2. Funding Councils and the REF

Announcement of consultation on open access and submissions to the REF (February 2013)

Consultation on open access in the post-2014 REF (July 2013)

3. Gold Open Access

UKOAIG report on the potential role for Intermediaries in managing the payment of APCs (October 2012)

Wellcome survey of colour and page charges

4. Repositories and embargoes

Publishers Association statement on embargoes, with decision tree (August 201

5. Books and monographs

OAPEN-UK project

Knowledge Unlatched

8. Copyright and licensing

Creative Commons licenses

CC-BY license

Hargreaves Report (May 2011)

Government response to Hargreaves Report (August 2011)

Note of Wellcome workshop on CC-BY in humanities and social  sciences April 2013



Last update: 14 November 2013