We aim to promote a better understanding of the research life-cycle in terms of the publication and dissemination of research outputs: from undertaking and publishing research work to the provision of long-term access and preservation services. We also look at the impact of new developments in publishing, including open access and social networking.

Our initial involvement in this area is focused around providing a secretariat and research service for the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, but we anticipate that further activities will follow under this broad heading. We will post more information on these pages as our agenda develops.