The committee champions sustainable and equitable practices in the circulation and curation of research outputs, seeking to represent the voice of the Royal Society of Biology’s individual members and membership organisations.
Dissemination of research results is an integral part of biological research; access to published research findings, data sharing and use, and the environment for research communication is influenced by a range of stakeholders, and novel initiatives including varying forms of Open Access, repositories, and overlay journals are being developed.
Dr Laura Bellingan FRSB
Dr Serin Dabb
Dr Irene Hames FRSB
Dr Niamh O'Connor
Professor Carol Ann Phillips FRSB
Dr Susan Sanchez FRSB
Professor Ken Wilson
The Committee is supported by a wider Advisory Group, made up of representatives from across the spectrum of our membership and the sector as a whole, and on whom the Committee calls for specific expertise and advice. Advisory Group members have a broad range of viewpoints and expertise on open access, including but not limited to representatives from Member Organisations, learned society publishers, commercial publishers, research funders, academics and other users.
The Group will provide critical challenge to the Committee as well as able assistance and their independence will be valued and preserved.
Advisory group members will be a virtual group, offering comment and expertise via email on Committee outputs, not limited to but including:
The Chair retains the right to invite individuals from the Advisory Group or others to Committee meetings where they can contribute relevant expertise.
For general information on Open Access policies and implementation, please visit the Research Dissemination page.