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Farrar sets sights on more welcoming Trust


UK research funders have become less competitive and more open to learning from the researchers they fund over the past two decades, according to Jeremy Farrar, who has just completed his first year as director of the Wellcome Trust.

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free article Library offers diverse audience to help ‘road test’ your research questions
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At a library in Shoreditch, east London, a network for researchers, students and activists is helping academics to reach a wide audience.

free article Open-access costs calculated


Universities and public research institutes spent a combined total of at least £9.2 million on complying with Research Councils UK's open-access publishing policies in 2012-13, a report by a research consultancy firm has said.

free article Concern grows over future access to UK war library


Research librarians have added their voice to concerns about the future of the Imperial War Museum's library following reports that some of the museum's collections may no longer be accessible to researchers.


free article NERC issues clarification on future of centres


The British Geological Survey is not likely to be run by an external contractor, the Natural Environment Research Council has said.

free article NERC centres prepare for independence
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Managers at three centres owned by the Natural Environment Research Council have told their staff to prepare for the centres to be made independent, Research Fortnight understands.