Open Access Working Group


The Open Access Working Group completed its work at the end of 2012. As of 1 January 2013, the University has established an Open Access Project Board and a new website at


Following discussion at the General Board, the Research Policy Committee received a paper in March 2012 that outlined the need to consider the development of University policy in relation to Open Access. The Research Policy Committee agreed that a Working Group should be set up under the chairmanship of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, supported by the Research Strategy Office.

Terms of reference

  • To draft an institutional position statement on Open Access in its widest sense.
  • To draft an institutional policy on Open Access archiving of published articles.
  • To make recommendations about the implementation of the policy.


The Working Group reports to the Research Policy Committee and the General Board.

Relevant University sites

Cambridge University Library Open Access site
The University's Wellcome Trust Open Access Fund

For more information, please contact: Dr Gill Rands, Research Strategy Office.