The conference on The future for Open Access and the move towards Open Data, on 26 March in London, is timed to follow the publication of Research Council UK's (RCUK) review of the impact of Open Access so far - expected early 2015 - and will focus on key remaining implementation issues as well as looking forward to next steps for policy in light of the UK government's stated aim of adopting an Open Data culture for publicly funded research.
The guests of honour include Oliver Buckley, Government Transparency and Open Data, Cabinet Office; Dr Tony Peatfield, Open Access Policy Lead, RCUK, and Dr Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE.
Delegates will discuss ways universities, academics and publishers can maximise the potential of Open Access and raise awareness of its uses among the public and businesses - and ways forward for sharing best practice across the sector. They will also assess how Open Access has been implemented in practice since the Finch Review.
The event is organised by the Westminster Higher Education Forum, supported by Elsevier.