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Friday, June 06, 2008

Two Australian government initiatives

The Australian government is seeking public comments on the new National Innovation System.  The Open Access Law Project at Queensland U of Technology has already released its submission (April 30, 2008), calling for a strong national commitment to OA. 

In a related development, the Australian government has released a Consultation Paper (June 2008) on the country's new research assessment exercise, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).  Public comments are due by June 30, 2008.  (Thanks to Arthur Sale.)  The ERA replaces the Research Quality Framework (RQF).  While the RQF had implications for OA, largely negative, I haven't yet seen any comments on the OA implications of the ERA.