UCL's Academic Board, the senior academic senate in the University, agreed to implement UCL's Open Access mandate at its meeting on 25 May 2009. 'This is a tremendously important development for European research-led Universities', said Paul Ayris, the Director of UCL Library Services, who co-ordinated work on the mandate. 'It means that UCL's research can now be visible to as wide an audience as possible'. For further details, see: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ae64837c-4fae-11de-a692-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_c&nclick_check=1 and http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090603/full/news.2009.538.html.
UCL (University College London) is the first European University in the World’s top 10 Universities, as measured by the Times Higher, to announce an institutional Open Access mandate.