Resources

We champion open science. Research Consulting aims to be generous with our knowledge and to make the outputs of our work as open as possible. We balance this with unwavering respect for commercial confidentiality, reflecting the sensitive nature of many of our engagements.

Generally, we are happy for our work to be accessed, read and built upon by others, but please do check the licensing requirements applicable to each work, or contact us with any questions you may have.

Reports

Benchmarking research contracts in 2018

Our 2018 research contracts report provides an evidence-based assessment of current practice, and may assist those managing research contracts functions. Read more...

Monitoring the transition to open access - December 2017

An analysis of the latest trends in the field of Open Access, including OA options, their take-up, levels of downloads, and financial implications. Read more...

The STM Report

An overview of scientific and scholarly publishing covering the research lifecycle and the scholarly communication landscape. Read more...

Research Data Management impact case studies

A collection of case studies showing how RDM can lead to impact on researchers, institutions, and society. Read more...

Market engagement in the Databox project

Horizon has worked with Research Consulting to validate the idea of a Databox service and explore potential market opportunities. Read more...

Articles and conferences

From coalition to commons: Plan S and the future of scholarly communication

An article discussing ‘Plan S’ and what it means for scholarly communication, published in UKSG Insights. Read more...

Helping the community speak the language of research data - The Jisc RDM Toolkit

An article presenting the Jisc RDM Toolkit, published on ALISS quarterly (Vol. 14, No 1, October 2018). Read more...

Creating value from Open Research Data

A conference poster on the role of academic publishers in the open research data landscape. Read more...

Research Contracts Benchmarking - A high-level comparison between Australia and the UK

A conference poster on the provisional results of our Research Contracts Benchmarking exercise. Read more...

An RDM toolkit for the research community

A conference poster on the release of Jisc’s RDM toolkit. Read more...

A dynamic research data management (RDM) toolkit for the international community

A conference poster on our work to support the creation of a Jisc RDM toolkit. Read more...

Climbing a mountain

A conference poster on the path leading to a successful implementation of Text and Data Mining (TDM). Read more...

Monitoring the Transition to Open Access in the UK and beyond

A conference poster on the transition to Open Access. Read more...

On shifting sands: assessing the financial sustainability of UK learned societies

A quantitative assessment of the extent to which UK learned societies rely on publishing revenues. Read more...

Business process costs of implementing “gold” and “green” open access in institutional and national contexts

An early review of administrative costs incurred by universities in making research outputs OA. Read more...

Securing the Future of Open-Access Policies

A study on the relation between open-access policies and services. Read more...

The 2016 DAF Survey

A conference poster on the main results of the 2016 DAF survey. Read more...

 
 
 

Media

Shifting Relationship Dynamics and Imbalances in an Open Access World

In advance of the Society for Scholarly Publishing pre-conference event, Nicola Poser interviewed Rob Johnson Read more...

Rob Johnson Unravels “Plan S”

In a CCC podcast, Rob Johnson discusses the implications of “Plan S”, which was announced in early September 2018. Read more...

Benchmarking research contracts in 2018

An infographic on our 2018 research contracts benchmarking study. Read more...

The business of impact

A post on the LSE Impact Blog on how academic reward and incentive cultures continue to stifle relationships between business and management researchers and society. Read more...

Podcast: Has Scholarly Publishing Overstayed at the Hybrid Hotel?

In a CCC podcast, Rob Johnson contemplates the dilemma at the heart of hybrid Open Access business models. Read more...

The benefits of Research Data Management

During 2016 and 2017, we worked with Jisc to produce advocacy material on RDM. Here’s a collection of videos highlighting why this practice is beneficial for HEIs and researchers. Read more...

The story of HECToR

In October 2007, Britain’s fastest supercomputer went live in a secure location outside Edinburgh. Its name was HECToR. Its mission was to solve problems at the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Read more...

The Force Remaking
Scholarly Publishing

Influential research funders have mandated “open access” publishing practices that are sparking dramatic re-tooling of longstanding business models. Play the recording of the presentation at the link provided. Read more...

 
 

Datasets

FP7 Post-Grant Pilot - Survey of Beneficiaries

Research Consulting run a survey on the beneficiaries of FP7 Post-Grant OA funding. Find our analysis as an annex to the “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe” report in the “Reports” page. Read more...

DAF Survey 2016

Research Consulting compiled a dataset with the DAF survey results from 6 UK Higher Education Institutions in collaboration with Jisc. Read more...

UK HEI market analysis

Income, publications, systems in UK Higher Education Institutions. Read more...

Counting the costs of Open Access

This data set provides edited, anonymised survey results and the workings used in the November 2014 report ‘Counting the Cost of Open Access’ prepared by Research Consulting Limited. Read more...

List of UK Learned Societies

Full list of UK learned societies which publish peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, as at May 2015. Read more...

Analysis of 30 UK Learned Societies

This dataset on the financial sustainability of learned societies is associated with two publications by Research Consulting. Read more...