UniSA's Open Access Policy applies to scholarly publications and other published research outputs arising from publicly funded research produced by the following:
This policy enables the University to fulfil its responsibilities as articulated in the NHMRC's revised policy on the dissemination of research findings, and the ARC's Open Access Policy.
See the Checking research outputs for open access compliancy with UniSA, NHMRC and ARC policies for more information about checking your compliance.
"The impact of our clinical research relies on the information being easy to access. Limited access means limited collaboration and limited influence."
-- Associate Professor Susan Hillier, Dean: Research & Research Education; Stroke and Rehabilitation Group, iCAHE
Both the Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) have implemented Open Access Policies for research publications supported by their funded research projects.
Both the ARC policy and the NHMRC policy have similar stipulations which require publications arising from their funded research projects be deposited into an open access institutional repository within a twelve month period from the date of publication.
Both policies have been revised and remain substantively the same as the previous versions they replace.
Key changes include:
Before submitting a publication, you should always check your funding agreements for open access publishing requirements.
SHERPA/JULIET provides a searchable database on the grant conditions of funding organisations and their archiving policies, or go direct to the funding body's webpages.