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Submission Date Nov. 18, 2014
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George Brown College
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dawn Davidson
Research and Innovation
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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:

George Brown College's institutional repository of applied research (https://archive.georgebrown.ca) was established by GBC's Office of Research and Innovation in 2007 to showcase and preserve applied research and innovation projects conducted at George Brown College. Digital media can be uploaded, indexed and stored by assigning a stable link to each resource. Archive contains published literature, unpublished research, data sets, learning materials, conference proceedings and other materials related to research ephemera.

A copy of the open access policy:

The open access policy:

GBC’s Archive is powered by DSpace, and administered by the University of Toronto. DSpace is an independent, not-for-profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data. DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets. DSpace is freely available as open source software.DSpace is an independent, not-for-profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data. DSpace supports academic, scientific, cultural, and technology communities by ensuring that current and future generations have access to our collective digital heritage. (http://www.dspace.org/introducing). Items on GBC’s Research and Innovation Archive are governed by a Creative Commons license (http://creativecommons.org.au/).

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:

Archive is managed by the Research and Innovation Department at the college, and is powered by DSpace. DSpace is an open sourcerepository application developed by the community and stewarded byDuraSpace (http://www.duraspace.org/).

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

Benefits to Faculty Involved in Research Projects

Beyond financial compensation, there are a number of other benefits to faculty involved in research projects:

Both faculty and staff members from George Brown College have acted as principal / co-investigators, technologists, project managers and subject matter experts. In addition, faculty and staff have participated in planning and developing new research labs and infrastructure at the college, as well as identifying and networking with potential industry.

Benefits include:

• Pass research findings on to their students to create more engaging and fulfilling teaching experiences

• Exposure to industry partner expertise and industries keeps them up to date on industry trends

• Development of technical expertise through projects and training

• Provided a foundation for linking students with filed study partnership projects

• Exposure to different methods of problem solving

• Learned about other disciplines from multidisciplinary team worked

• Learned about new research methods

• Learned about current industry issues within and outside of faculty’s area of expertise

• Learned to develop new processes and best practices

• Enhanced current teaching curriculum and helped develop new curriculum

• Brought industry experts into the classroom

• Learned the value of R&D to smaller companies

• Learned new skills and expertise

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