Development of the F.A.I.R. 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 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 has completed its work and the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group is now undertaking coordination of the statement and responses to it.

Members of the working group and the organisations represented were:

  • Linda O?Brien, Council of Australian University Librarians, (Chair)
  • Rosemary Calder, Australian Health Policy Collaboration
  • Virginia Barbour, Australasian Open Access Strategy Group
  • Tennant Reed, The AiGroup
  • Tim Cahill, The Conversation
  • John Wellard, Universities Australia
  • Mary Kelly, Universities Australia?s Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Research) Committee

Observers to the working group who provided advice and comments:

  • Philip Kent, Chair of the CAUL Electronic Information Resources Committee
  • Jill Benn, Committee Member of the CAUL Research Advisory Committee
Representatives of:
  • Australian National Data Service
  • Australian Research Council
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • National Health and Medical Research Council