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From fullstack to jamstack: building a modern portfolio of open research products

Software systems should never stand still. They should constantly be evolving, striving to provide a better, more modern experience for their users. The developers and product managers who support and maintain them should always be asking the questions: “Is our system becoming outdated? Is it serving our customers’ needs? Can we do this better?” For […]

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Open access publishing and the power of the collective

The Open Access Community Framework (OACF) was launched as a pilot scheme in 2022 to connect not-for-profit open access (OA) publishers, operating under the diamond model (OA publishing with no subscription or author facing fees), with the higher education (HE) sector. Phase 2 took place in 2023 and focused on monographs and books to align […]

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How Jisc enhanced and developed the REF2021 dataset (to support the UKRI Open Access policy for longform publications) 

  The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). Institutions are invited to make submissions in 34 subject-based units of assessment (UoAs).  For each submission, three distinct elements are assessed by an expert panel: the quality of outputs (e.g., publications, performances, and […]