The group has no formal powers, but brings funders, institutions, publishers and other stakeholders together to recognise and explore challenges, and to build and maintain a close and constructive dialogue. The Coordination Group has five core objectives:
The Coordination Group commissioned the first monitoring report on the Transition towards Open Access in 2015. A summary document has also been developed. Work has begun on a second monitoring report, which is due to be completed in December 2017.
The coordination group has established four working groups to support the transition towards Open Access in the UK: