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Overall Score 85.56
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colorado State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tonie Miyamoto
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How many of the institution’s research-producing divisions are covered by a published open access policy that ensures that versions of future scholarly articles by faculty and staff are deposited in a designated open access repository? (All, Some or None):

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):
Voluntary (strictly opt-in)

Does the institution provide financial incentives to support faculty members with article processing and other open access publication charges?:

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted, any incentives or supports provided, and the repository(ies) used:

The Colorado State University Libraries Open Access Commitment was adopted by the CSU Libraries Faculty Council on May 2, 2012. The policy is a campus-wide commitment to open access and encourages self-archiving of scholarly articles in its shared institutional repository service, Digital Collections of Colorado, as allowed by copyright. https://dspace.library.colostate.edu/

 Other campus faculty and graduate students deposit their articles in CSU’s institutional repository also, or another disciplinary repository (e.g., PubMed Central, arXiv, etc.).
 All CSU theses and dissertations are deposited in Digital Collections of Colorado for worldwide access.
 Students depositing their thesis or dissertation are required to make discoverable, accessible and available the associated data sets per the campus research data policy. http://policylibrary.colostate.edu/policy.aspx?id=737
 Faculty and researchers are making data sets accessible via the institutional repository or disciplinary repositories to comply with federal funding agency requirements, with the assistance of Libraries faculty.
 The CSU Libraries has a Committee on Open Access and Scholarly Communication to consider and address open access issues.

The OARS Fund is an ongoing fund that opens for applications at the beginning of each year and remains open until funds are exhausted for that year. Faculty are notified when the fund opens each year and when the fund is not accepting applications there is a note to reflect that on the website.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:

The website URL where the open access repository is available:
Estimated percentage of scholarly articles published annually by the institution’s faculty and staff that are deposited in a designated open access repository (0-100):

A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

The Libraries, under the guidance of the CSU Faculty Council Committee on Libraries, supports and administers the Open Access Research & Scholarship (OARS) Fund. http://libguides.colostate.edu/oars

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The OARS Fund is open at least once per year at http://libguides.colostate.edu/oars and accepts applications until funds have been exhausted. When funds for one cycle are exhausted, the application is on "hiatus" until the next funding cycle. Faculty are notified of each funding cycle.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.