JISC endorses EnablingOpenScholarship

JISC, the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee, has made a statement of support for EOS.

Dr Malcolm Read, OBE, JISC’s Executive Secretary, says: "We’re delighted to support the new EnablingOpenScholarship venture to encourage global discussion about open scholarly communications among institutions, and help address the issues those institutions can face in this area. As the drive for Open Access achieves ever-greater momentum, a membership organisation which provides a central focus, together with practical outreach to institutions, could not be better timed. We look forward to continuing to promote open scholarship and to working with EOS over the coming years."

JISC is funded by the UK HE and FE funding bodies to provide world-class leadership in the innovative use of ICT to support education and research. It manages and funds more than 200 projects within 16 programmes. Outputs and lessons are made available to the HE and FE community. JISC also supports 49 Services that provide expertise, advice, guidance and resources to address the needs of all users in HE and FE.