Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Carol Mullins
Sustainability Assessment Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:
250

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:
250

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:

Each Faculty member grants to The Trustees of Indiana University permission to make available his or her scholarly articles which are deemed Traditional Works of Scholarship under the Intellectual Property Policy and to exercise the copyright in those articles. More specifically, each Faculty member retains copyright and grants to the Trustees of Indiana University a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of his or her scholarly articles, in any medium, for the purpose of making their articles widely and freely available in an open access repository, provided that the articles are not sold, and appropriate attribution is given to authors, and to authorize others to do the same.


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

The faculty of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is committed to disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In keeping with that commitment, the faculty adopts the following policy.

Policy Statement

GRANT OF LICENSE AND LIMITATIONS

Each Faculty member grants to The Trustees of Indiana University permission to make available his or her scholarly articles which are deemed Traditional Works of Scholarship under the Intellectual Property Policy and to exercise the copyright in those articles. More specifically, each Faculty member retains copyright and grants to the Trustees of Indiana University a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of his or her scholarly articles, in any medium, for the purpose of making their articles widely and freely available in an open access repository, provided that the articles are not sold, and appropriate attribution is given to authors, and to authorize others to do the same.

SCOPE AND WAIVER (OPT-OUT)

The policy applies to all scholarly articles authored or co-authored while the person is a member of the Faculty, except for any articles completed before the adoption of this policy and any articles for which the Faculty member entered into an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement before the adoption of this policy. Faculty members retain responsibility for complying with any incompatible licensing or assignment agreements they have executed before the adoption of this policy. Upon express direction by the Faculty member, the Executive Vice Chancellor, Chief Academic Officer, or his or her designate will waive application of the license for a particular article or delay access for a specified period of time. Likewise, upon express direction by the Faculty member, a particular article’s archival status (open access, no access, or delayed access) may be changed at any time.

DEPOSIT OF ARTICLES

Each Faculty member will provide an electronic copy of the author’s final version of each article no later than the date of its publication at no charge to the appropriate representative of the Academic Affairs Office in an appropriate format (such as PDF) specified by the Academic Affairs Office. The Academic Affairs Office may make the article available to the public in an open access repository. The Academic Affairs Office, in consultation with Faculty governance, is responsible for interpreting this policy, resolving disputes concerning its interpretation and application, and recommending changes to the faculty from time to time. The policy will be reviewed after three years and as needed thereafter.

EXPLANATORY NOTES

This policy is based on a model open access policy developed by Stuart Shieber of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication. It includes a freely waivable rights-retaining license and a deposit requirement. This language is based on and informed by the policies voted by faculties at Harvard, MIT, Stanford University School of Education, Duke University, the University of California, and others. Information explaining the motivation for and implementation of open access policies, including an annotated model policy, is available at the web site of Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication (http://osc.hul.harvard.edu/). Extensive information about good practices for university open access policies is provided in a widely endorsed guide from


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:

The IUPUI Faculty Council adopted an open access policy on October 7th, 2014. This policy shows IUPUI's commitment to disseminating the fruits of research and scholarship as widely as possible. Open access policies increase authors’ rights, readership and citation rates for scholarly articles. The opt out provision ensures that all faculty authors have the freedom to publish in the journal of their choice.


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

Centers and Institutes at IUPUI
The innovative thinking by our IUPUI researchers has lead to the creation of many system-wide, campus-wide, and school/departmental centers and institutes.
Under Research Centers, we have also included links to many cores, labs and other resources faculty need to be successful in their research endeavors.
Multi-school centers that are applying for external funding are encouraged to review this Sustainability of Research Centers guide for indirect cost recovery.
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