ADA Copyright Forum 2023 satellite event

Recent Developments in Open Access in Australasia

An ADA Copyright Forum 2023 online satellite event

Join Dr Ginny Barbour, Director of Open Access Australasia, and Emeritus Professor Tom Cochrane, Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), as they discuss recent developments in Open Access across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Ginny will provide an update on important policy developments that support equitable & open access to research across Australasia, including the NHMRC’s strengthened Open Access Policy, and MBIE’s new Open Research policy. Tom will share an update on a recent project on open access and university research.


Dr Ginny Barbour

Director, Open Access Australasia

Dr Virginia (Ginny) Barbour is Director of Open Access Australasia (formerly the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group) and is Co-Lead, Office for Scholarly Communications, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). In 2004, she was one of the three founding editors of PLOS Medicine. She was Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics from 2012-2017. She has been involved over the years with many Open Access, publishing, and ethics initiatives including the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) the Cochrane Library Oversight Committee, and as a Plan S Ambassador. She writes for The Conversation. She is on the NHMRC’s Research Quality Steering Committee.

Her ORCID profile is here http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2358-2440

Emeritus Prof Tom Cochrane

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology and Director, Education, Australian Digital Alliance

Emeritus Professor Tom Cochrane is currently Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. He was formerly, (until retiring from the position in December 2013), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Vice-President) at QUT. In his current role, Professor Cochrane’s external duties include: Director, Australian Digital Alliance; Deputy Chair, Library Board of Queensland, and member a Copyright Reference Group for Universities Australia. He has also been co-leader of the Creative Commons project for which QUT is the institutional partner for Australia. This project, together with other open access initiatives locally based at QUT, signals a long standing commitment to improving access to research outputs and the supporting infrastructure worldwide. This is part of a wider general commitment to promoting access to knowledge and a fair go for every person in the copyright ecosystem.


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