One of the ideas guiding this project is the attempt to link up developing policy around research data capture and exposure with practice: that is, the systems designed to support it that allow academics and institutions to comply with and indeed to lead on the open access agenda. As such, CREST collaborated with Members to produce a coordinated response to the Research Councils on the Concordat for Open Research Data. This document – and the individual Member responses – helps to place the work undertaken by the team in context.