Dear University of Huddersfield,

What IT Research providers are you using for your IT Services department, Academic Staff and Students? (research access through electronic for computing students/information technology)

Do you have a subscription with Gartner/Forrester?

How much do you pay annually for this subscription?

When does this subscription end?

Who makes the decision to acquire, is it Library or IT Services?

Who can I contact to speak about providing technology based research?

Yours faithfully,

Ash Haque

Freedom of Information requests, University of Huddersfield

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request, received on 8 September 2017.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt.

Please note that if the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.

Yours sincerely,

Tracey Buxton
Freedom of Information Officer

Freedom of Information requests, University of Huddersfield

Dear Sir/Madam,

Your request for information has now been considered and our response is provided below.

Details of library subscriptions are available at http://hud.libguides.com/computing. As the information you seek is accessible in this way, this email constitutes a refusal notice for this element of your request under Section 17(4) of the Freedom of Information Act and an exemption under Section 21(1) of the Act is being applied.

The University does not have a subscription with Gartner/Forrester.

Library staff, in consultation with the relevant academic staff, are responsible for purchasing decisions.

The contact for the procurement of technology based research is Alison Sharman, Academic Librarian, Computing and Library Services.

If you wish to appeal the handling of your request in the first instance, please set out in writing your grounds for appeal and send it to the University Secretary, within 3 months of our response, at The University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH or via email to [University of Huddersfield request email].

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act can be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, http://www.ico.org.uk/.

Yours sincerely,

Tracey Taylor
Freedom of Information Officer

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