This service will build on the work of Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access (SHERPA), based in the Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham.
It will link closely with the existing SHERPA/FACT service for authors funded by Research Councils UK and Wellcome Trust, and the SHERPA/RoMEO directory of journal self-archiving policies.
We are keen for this new service to meet the needs of those that will use it. The first phase of its development will include a consultation with academics, repository managers, librarians and others to seek views on what the service should deliver. This consultation, led by Research Consulting, includes a number of surveys of various stakeholders.