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Robert Kiley and Ben Ryan have kindly made their slides available. Please use the correct attribution if you wish to use them.

Robert Kiley Slides

Ben Ryan Slides


“Excellent overview of funders' requirements for Open Access delivered by experts in the field using an easy set up and use webinar platform.” – Anon

“UKSG webinars are an excellent way to keep up with the fast moving international OA development.” - Frauke Gisela Ralf, IOP Publishing

“Authoritative and engaging speakers.” – Anon



This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to expert speakers, with the added benefit of no travelling required! You will also receive a link to a recording of the webinar so that you can listen again at a time convenient to you.

This is a free webinar.



This Webinar will provide delegates with an overview of the Wellcome Trust and RCUK OA policies.  It will discuss current levels of compliance, and key issues which need to be addressed if full OA is going to be realised.  The Webinar will also discuss the recent study, led by the Wellcome Trust, which looked at what levers funders could pull to help encourage the development of an effective OA market for article processing charges.


Date: Wednesday 26 March 2014

Time: 1500 GMT

Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A



Robert KileyHead Digital Services, Wellcome Library

Ben Ryan, EPSRC



  • Understanding of the OA funder requirements of the Wellcome Trust and RCUK
  • Awareness of the key issues which need to addressed if the benefits of OA are to be fully realised
  • Understanding of policy options available to funders to encourage the development of an effective market for APCs
  • Awareness of tools and resources available to support the transition to Open Access

Subject level and previous knowledge required:

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.



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