INformation Futures: On OPen Access

Roundtable discussion on Open Access at the University of Sydney

Monday 30 September, 2013

11am – 1pm
Seminar Room, Level 2, Fisher North, Fisher Library.

Hosted by the Library and the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) the forum on open access focused on how the University can:

  • most effectively maximise research exposure via open access with minimal overhead
  • ensure compliance with NMHRC and ARC funding mandates
  • address publishers and funders to find common ground on versions and author’s rights
  • work collaboratively with Australian universities and funding bodies for a shared national framework on open access


  • Welcome
    Anne Bell, University Librarian
  • Open access and grant funder compliance: the University of Sydney context  
    Professor Jill Trewhella, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Open access in tertiary institutions 2013
    Dr Gavin Moodie Principal Policy Analyst, RMIT
  • Panel Discussion
    • Professor Simon Chapman – School of Public Health
    • Professor Deborah Lupton – Department of Sociology and Social Policy
    • Associate Professor Joshua Burns – Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Professor Mike Thompson – School of Biological Sciences
    • Ms Anita Kelly – Office of General Counsel
    • Dr Gavin Moodie – Principal Policy Analyst, RMIT


  • Roundtable discussion with panel
  • Finish and Lunch