In 2013, doctoral research (completed in 2012) was published in various digital repositories, including the British Library making a recommendation that various Open Access Monitoring activities should be undertaken across the board.
The research, articulated as papers, briefings and presentations provided a number of conclusions and recommendations, including a proof of concept online monitoring tool,
The outcomes widely disseminated t reseach conferences including Oxford eResearch 2010 Open Access Week 2011 and served as evidence to inform the UK Parliament in 2013
(The implementation of open access - Science and Technology Committee)
Subsequently, as of 2014 or so, some private companies such as JISC Sympletic,
Trident Consulting, Knowledge Exchange
used the arguments and justification provided by the doctoral research to obtain funding for Open Access Monitoring initiatives
However their proposals an research outputs were copied from the thesis, and started offering Open Access Monitoring software products and services, but without reference to the published doctoral research.
The author of the thesis, who is also an expert for REA (European Research Agency) asked in various unanswered emails, to be involved in the EU funding proposals, their evaluation and and related funded initiatives, as a participant or invited expert, but received no reply.'
There is obviously a big scam going on, and gangs of criminals who pose as researchers are receiving funding and recognition from public bodies, such as the EU.
What a shame.