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

Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe

This study evaluates the potential for European policymakers to enhance market competition and sustainability in parallel to increasing access to research outputs. Read more...

Effective Practice in Knowledge Exchange

A study of effective practices that support and catalyse knowledge exchange. Read more...

Text and data mining in higher education and public research

A study with case studies from researchers in the UK and France to assess the value of a copyright exception for text and data mining. Read more...

Findings of the 2016 data assessment framework (DAF) surveys

An evaluation of the current perception and understanding of Research Data Management (RDM) in HEIs. Read more...

Making open access work for authors, institutions and publishers

A Report on an Open Access Roundtable Hosted by Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. Read more...

Articles and conferences

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...

Monitoring the Transition to Open Access in the UK and beyond

A conference poster on the transition to Open Access. 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

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...

Copy of 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...