Working together to improve global access to research

Research Universities


Report from the Research Universities Stakeholder Group


Published by Mason Publishing, online at Open Scholarship Initiative Proceedings, Volume 2, 2017. doi: ©2017 OSI2017 Research Universities Stakeholder Group. This open access article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Although many of the participants in our working group occupy positions in their home institutions’ libraries, they were joined by active researcher colleagues as well as a colleague in a general counsel’s office. It may not surprise anyone to hear that while we found common cause in the exploration of the ways in which research universities may advance an open scholarship agenda, we also encountered a refreshing, spirited debate challenging too easily accepted fundamental positions on the value of and approach to the development of the open exchange of new knowledge and the pursuit of higher goals attendant to the role of the academy in modern society.



Ali Andalibi, Nancy Davenport, Barbara DeFelice, Michelle Gluck, Patrick Herron, Mark Newton, Joyce Ogburn. This document reflects the combined input of these authors (listed here in alphabetical order by last name) as well as contributions from other OSI2017 delegates. The findings and recommendations expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of individual authors, nor of their agencies, trustees, officers, or staff