No. 34 of Session 2003-04, dated 27 April 2004



Wednesday 5 May at 10 am in Committee Room 6


Professor Sir Keith O'Nions, Director General of the Research Councils

Rama Thirunamachandran, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer, Higher Education Funding Council for England

Professor John Wood, Chief Executive Officer, Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils, on behalf of Research Councils UK

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Notes for Editors

Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Committee is empowered to examine the Aexpenditure, policy and administration of the Office of Science and Technology and its associated public bodies@. The Committee was appointed on 12 November 2001.

The Committee announced its inquiry into scientific publications on 10 December 2003, see Press Notice No 03 of Session 2003-04. It took evidence from commercial publishers on 1 March; from academic, learned and professional society and open access publishers on 8 March; and from libraries and academics on 21 April. A Report is expected in the summer.