Open access

Open access ensures that original research publications – including journal articles, book chapters and monographs – are available to everyone to read and re-use for free.

Our work

Access to healthcare interventions

Everyone should have access to the life-changing benefits of medicines and other healthcare interventions, like vaccines, diagnostics and therapies.

Open research

We want the research we fund – like publications, data, software and materials – to be open and accessible, so it can have the greatest possible impact.

Reports

Report 26 February 2020 Updated 26 February 2020

Clinical trial data sharing: what we’ve heard from researchers

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We ran a consultation to hear researchers’ views on the challenges and opportunities in clinical trial data sharing.

Report 26 February 2020 Updated 26 February 2020

Clinical trial data sharing: what we’ve heard from researchers

[Summary] We ran a consultation to hear researchers’ views on the challenges and opportunities in clinical trial data sharing.

Report 1 March 2015 Updated 4 December 2019

Scholarly communication and peer review

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Commissioned by Wellcome, this report by the Research Information Network examines the current status and possible future direction for the peer review of research papers.

More reports

Briefings and responses

Consultation response 1 September 2016 Updated 4 December 2019

National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care's Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs

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Consultation response 1 September 2014 Updated 4 December 2019

Independent Review of the Implementation of RCUK Policy on Open Access

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Consultation response 1 January 2013 Updated 4 December 2019

Inquiry into open access

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