ARMA is currently leading a project on behalf of our main UK government research funders about due diligence in international research. You can find more information about the project here: https://arma.ac.uk/first-output-from-the-consolidated-approach-to-assurance-and-due-diligence-project/.
The project will recommend the establishment of a ‘clearing house’ for due diligence – effectively a place where information required for due diligence on research organisations and partners can be stored and re-used to improve efficiency. This is similar to the FDP Clearing house in the USA: https://fdpclearinghouse.org/.
ARMA have been working closely with the research managers in the USA who developed and run the FDP Clearing House and we would like to reach out to any other research managers involved in similar projects in other INORMS associations.
Starting in January 2021, cOAlition S Organisations are changing their grant conditions to mandate Open Access for all publications reporting original research supported in whole or in part by their funding.
cOAlition S Organisations offer three routes that allow their funded researchers to be compliant with this policy. Authors can publish in fully Open Access journals and platforms, they can self-archive a version of their paper, or they can publish in journals that are under a Transformative Arrangement.
cOAlition S has developed its Rights Retention Strategy to fully support the self-archiving route. The Rights Retention Strategy gives researchers the freedom to publish in their journal of choice, including subscription journals, whilst remaining fully compliant with Plan S. Authors only need to apply a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY) to (at least) the Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAMs) of their submissions.https://www.coalition-s.org/rights-retention-strategy/
Representatives from cOAlition S will describe the Rights Retention Strategy and its implementation, and will be available to answer any questions attendees may have about this initiative.
Read more on narma.no: https://narma.no/narma-aktiviteter/plan-s-rights-retention-strategy-webinar/