Rapid and open dissemination of new knowledge resulting from research funded by our members is vital. It speeds up further research and maximises efficiency by making sure that research outputs can be built upon to bring benefits to all.
AMRC has long supported the principles of Open Access and we published a revised position statement in April 2019. This statement includes two publishing initiatives that have been making huge waves that will likely affect all of our members: the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and Plan S.
Our statement indicates AMRC’s support for both Plan S and DORA and we would encourage our members to explore whether they are in a position to sign up to them. In order to assist the medical research sector in considering this, we have produced an FAQ document which provides answers to some of the many questions around DORA and Plan S.
AMRC will continue monitoring developments in the publishing field and will consider updating the our position statement as necessary.