Information regarding open access and open data policies and outputs from fundees

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Dear University Grants Committee Secretariat,

I’ve been looking to update the information I have on UGC policies on access to their funded research outputs. Specifically if you have implemented any policies and requirements for fundees to publish in open access publications. And if there are similar policies in place or coming soon regarding the deposition and access of research datasets coming from UGC (RGC) funded projects. To clarify this can I therefore ask the following questions?

1. Has UGC/RGC implemented any policies on Open Access publications in recent years? If so can you show me where the policies are or forward the relevant documentation to me?

2. Is there any tracking and data of what proportion of UGC/RGC funded publications are Open Access?

3. Has UGC/RGC had any discussions with the Coalition-S group of international research funders and are there any long term plans to join their Plan-S for “Making full and immediate Open Access a reality”? See https://www.coalition-s.org/

4. Has UGC/RGC implemented any policies on deposition and sharing research data of UGC/RGC funded projects in recent years? Do you collect any information on these outputs in completion reports? If so can you show me where the policies are or forward the relevant documentation to me?

5. Does UGC/RGC have any policies regarding the utilization of the journal impact factor and citation metrics in researcher assessment? Has it had any discussions or plans to sign the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment in a similar manner to other international funders such as the Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust? See https://sfdora.org

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

University Grants Committee Secretariat

Dear Mr Edmunds,

I refer to your request for information under the Code on Access to
Information (the Code) dated 3 February 2021 addressed to the University
Grants Committee Secretariat (UGCS).

Please be informed that the UGCS is now processing your request and a
reply will be given to you in due course.  

Thank you for your attention.

University Grants Committee Secretariat

From:        Scott Edmunds <[FOI #562 email]>
To:        FOI requests at University Grants Committee Secretariat
<[University Grants Committee Secretariat request email]>
Date:        03/02/2021 16:06
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Information regarding
open access and open data policies and outputs from fundees

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Dear University Grants Committee Secretariat,

I’ve been looking to update the information I have on UGC policies on
access to their funded research outputs. Specifically if you have
implemented any policies and requirements for fundees to publish in open
access publications. And if there are similar policies in place or coming
soon regarding the deposition and access of research datasets coming from
UGC (RGC) funded projects. To clarify this can I therefore ask the
following questions?

1. Has UGC/RGC implemented any policies on Open Access publications in
recent years? If so can you show me where the policies are or forward the
relevant documentation to me?

2. Is there any tracking and data of what proportion of UGC/RGC funded
publications are Open Access?

3. Has UGC/RGC had any discussions with the Coalition-S group of
international research funders and are there any long term plans to join
their Plan-S for “Making full and immediate Open Access a reality”? See
[1]https://www.coalition-s.org/

4. Has UGC/RGC implemented any policies on deposition and sharing research
data of UGC/RGC funded projects in recent years? Do you collect any
information on these outputs in completion reports? If so can you show me
where the policies are or forward the relevant documentation to me?

5. Does UGC/RGC have any policies regarding the utilization of the journal
impact factor and citation metrics in researcher assessment? Has it had
any discussions or plans to sign the San Francisco Declaration on Research
Assessment in a similar manner to other international funders such as the
Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust? See [2]https://sfdora.org

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

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University Grants Committee Secretariat

Dear Mr Edmunds,

Your request for information dated 3 February 2021 is receiving attention.
As we require some more time to process the request, we will give you a
substantive reply as soon as practicable.

University Grants Committee Secretariat

From:        UGC Enquiry/UGC/HKSARG
To:        Scott Edmunds <[FOI #562 email]>
Date:        11/02/2021 10:03
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Information regarding
open access and open data policies and outputs from fundees

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Dear Mr Edmunds,

I refer to your request for information under the Code on Access to
Information (the Code) dated 3 February 2021 addressed to the University
Grants Committee Secretariat (UGCS).

Please be informed that the UGCS is now processing your request and a
reply will be given to you in due course.  

Thank you for your attention.

University Grants Committee Secretariat

From:        Scott Edmunds <[FOI #562 email]>
To:        FOI requests at University Grants Committee Secretariat
<[University Grants Committee Secretariat request email]>
Date:        03/02/2021 16:06
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Information regarding
open access and open data policies and outputs from fundees

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Dear University Grants Committee Secretariat,

I’ve been looking to update the information I have on UGC policies on
access to their funded research outputs. Specifically if you have
implemented any policies and requirements for fundees to publish in open
access publications. And if there are similar policies in place or coming
soon regarding the deposition and access of research datasets coming from
UGC (RGC) funded projects. To clarify this can I therefore ask the
following questions?

1. Has UGC/RGC implemented any policies on Open Access publications in
recent years? If so can you show me where the policies are or forward the
relevant documentation to me?

2. Is there any tracking and data of what proportion of UGC/RGC funded
publications are Open Access?

3. Has UGC/RGC had any discussions with the Coalition-S group of
international research funders and are there any long term plans to join
their Plan-S for “Making full and immediate Open Access a reality”? See
[1]https://www.coalition-s.org/

4. Has UGC/RGC implemented any policies on deposition and sharing research
data of UGC/RGC funded projects in recent years? Do you collect any
information on these outputs in completion reports? If so can you show me
where the policies are or forward the relevant documentation to me?

5. Does UGC/RGC have any policies regarding the utilization of the journal
impact factor and citation metrics in researcher assessment? Has it had
any discussions or plans to sign the San Francisco Declaration on Research
Assessment in a similar manner to other international funders such as the
Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust? See [2]https://sfdora.org

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

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This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #562 email]

Is [University Grants Committee Secretariat request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information requests
to University Grants Committee Secretariat? If so, please contact us using
this form:
[3]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
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References

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1. https://www.coalition-s.org/
2. https://sfdora.org/
3. https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...
4. https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers