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June 2014

DATE: Tuesday June 10th 2014

TIME: 12 midday - 1.30pm

LOCATION: Wolfson Research Exchange, Room 1, 3rd Floor Library

Minutes & Action Points

1) Introductions & Welcome

2) Presentations:

PIIRUS - Connecting researchers. Crossing boundaries
Rhiannon Taylor, Piirus Support Officer, presented Piirus - a networking website designed to match researchers to other potential research collaborators,
to enable them to build networks and explore new ideas. Piirus is aimed at established, early career and doctoral researchers and is easy, quick, free
& secure to join (the presentation(PDF Document))

Open Access Publishing
Helen Albrow, University Open Access Officer presented on Open Access Publishing. She defineed what is meant by OA Publishing , outlined the
possible routes to and benefits of OA publishing and gave details of support at Warwick for Open Access. 'Best effort' to provide Open Access was
required in 7 pilot areas under FP7. Under Horizon 2020 there is an obligation to provide Open Access to peer reviewed publications in all areas
(during the project). Publishing costs are eligible-costs for projects whilst projects are running. (the presentation(PDF Document)).
3) Any Other Business
LD referred to an email from Trevor Brown regarding Finance Support sessions for EU Project Managers. The Network agreed that this could
potentially be of interest.

ACTION POINT: LD to convene a sub-group meeting to discuss potentially useful content of such sessions.

4) Next Meeting:

Organisers: Laura Downey & Anne-Marie Brennan

Date: Autumn Term 2014

Topic: Lessons Learnt - as some of the early FP7 projects near an end this will be an opportunity to look back experience gained.

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