Policy paper

'Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications' Finch Group report: government response on open access

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The government response to Dame Janet Finch’s report on open access to published research.


The government response broadly accepts the report recommendations to provide easier access to research publications. It announces the government’s intention to increase in the number of taxpayer funded research papers freely available to the public.