3 December 2024 In-person, BMA House, London Driving real-world impact from health research

Robert Kiley

Head of Strategy, cOAlition S

Robert Kiley is Head of Strategy at cOAlition S, working to accelerate the transition to full and immediate Open Access. Prior to this he was Head of Open Research at the Wellcome Trust where he was responsible for developing and implementing their open research strategy. Over the past decade Robert has played a leading role in the implementation of Wellcome’s open access policy and overseeing the development of the Europe PubMed Central repository. He also led the development – in partnership with Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society – of eLife, the open-access research journal, launched in 2012. More recently he championed the work to create a new open publishing platform for Wellcome researchers – Wellcome Open Research. Robert is a qualified librarian, a Board member of Open Research Central and served for 6 years on the ORCID Board of Directors.