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Wellcome Trust’s head of open research seconded to Plan S

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Robert Kiley, already interim coordinator for Plan S, will lead its strategy for six months

Robert Kiley, the head of open research at the UK-based biomedical research charity the Wellcome Trust, has been seconded for six months to work as head of strategy for Coalition S, the group of funders behind the Plan S open-access initiative.

Kiley (pictured) is intimately familiar with Plan S, having been interim coordinator for Coalition S for the past two years. The Wellcome Trust is one of the roughly two-dozen mainly European funders that have committed to implementing the initiative by requiring the researchers they support to make resulting papers openly available immediately.

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