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Wednesday 25 March 2020

Impact of Coronavirus on UKRI-supported research

UPDATED 24 March 2020: UKRI Open Access Review Consultation

UKRI is currently consulting on its proposed Open Access Policy via an online survey consultation. The consultation was launched on 13 February 2020.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we understand colleagues have had to prioritise other activities and responsibilities, and are adjusting to new ways of working. We recognise this change may require some additional time to prepare materials and respond to external deadlines, such as the UKRI Open Access Review Consultation.

We are therefore extending the deadline for submissions by six weeks to noon on Friday 29 May 2020. The consultation webpage will be updated in the coming days to reflect this change.

During the coronavirus pandemic, UKRI is prioritising safety and wellbeing, and as far as possible, the continuation of our business as a national funder of research and innovation. UKRI recognises there are on-going changing circumstances and this new deadline takes this into account. We will however work closely with our community and keep the position under review as the situation evolves. We will proactively notify stakeholders of any further changes to the timetable.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Open Research Team. For more information, visit the UKRI website.

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