Fears about further research selectivity dampened by grant letter | News | Times Higher Education

“Hefce is also asked to “consider how to reward open data as part of future REF assessments”, and to work with Jisc to minimise the cost of the government’s commitment to open access. The government has been criticised by some in the sector for the potential cost of its preference for journal-based gold open access, which often involves the payment of a fee, to repository-based green open access. However, although papers submitted to the next REF must be open access, the funding councils have not expressed such a preference….”