Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.13
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Nov. 7, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado State University
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Stacey Baumgarn
Campus Energy Coordinator
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Higher Education Initiative for Open Scholarship (HELIOS)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Along with over 80 other institutions, Colorado State University has recently joined the Higher Education Leadership Initiative for Open Scholarship (HELIOS; heliosopen.org), a community of practice committed to addressing the challenges of advancing open scholarship. Membership requires a commitment of university presidents to support collective action in support of open scholarship.

Timely and open sharing of academic scholarship facilitates collaboration and innovation as well as transparency and equity. The need for open scholarship (OS) is becoming more apparent and therefore expected by the public and public-serving institutions. There are obvious challenges to operationalizing OS that must be addressed for it to be fully embraced and implemented. HELIOS brings academic institutions into conversation with funding agencies, professional societies and associations, and journal editors to expand access to cutting edge research in all areas, including speeding critical innovations in sustainability.

Local efforts, in collaboration with committed individuals in the Office of the Vice President for Research, Libraries, Provost, and Faculty Council, are synthesized with the larger HELIOS cross-sector goals. By joining this community, CSU affirms its commitment to open scholarship and the principles it is based on, including free access to educational resources and research outputs, research integrity and the right for anyone to freely contribute to and participate in the process.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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