Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.58
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date April 26, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Boston University
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for Sustainability
BU Sustainability
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:
In February 2015 the University formally adopted an Opt-Out Open Access policy for faculty scholarly articles. Under this policy, peer-reviewed and other scholarly articles published by faculty will be deposited into OpenBU automatically unless that faculty opts-out via waiver on a per-article basis. The goal of BU's Opt-Out Open Access policy is to disseminate the fruits of faculties research and scholarship as widely as possible.

A copy of the open access policy:
The open access policy:

The website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:
BU Libraries, in consultation with Provosts' Offices on both campuses and the Office of General Counsel will be implementing the opt-out policy. BU Libraries will also be responsible for presenting a report regarding the policy to the Faculty Council three years after its adoption.

The website URL where information about open access to the institution's research is available:
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