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Development and implementation of the F.A.I.R. Policy Statement

In July 2016, under the auspices of the Universities Australia Deputy Vice Chancellors (Research) Committee a working group was convened, chaired by Linda O'Brien, Council of Australian University Librarians, to develop a policy statement on access to research outputs. The working group met several times between July 2016 and October 2016. The F.A.I.R. statement was developed following discussions at these meetings.

The statement was sent for consultation to a range of organisations, both within Australia and globally. The final statement reflects the feedback provided during that consultation process and further discussion among the working group.

The working group having completed its work, CAUL and the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group are now undertaking coordination of implementation of the policy statement and responses to it through a steering group whose terms of reference are here