Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.99
Liaison Hayley Berliner
Submission Date Oct. 28, 2019
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Trinity College (CT)
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Hayley Berliner
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance & Operations
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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):
None / Don't Know

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

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:

Faculty Research Expense Grants

Under the Research Expense Grants program, faculty members may request support for up to two years. In order to make FRC funds as widely available as possible, the committee will ensure that all viable one-year proposals are funded before considering proposals for longer periods. The committee also reserves the right to fully or partially fund requests of more than one year’s duration. Please note that awarding of the grant is contingent upon timely submission of reports from previous FRC awards. Of particular interest to the committee are those proposals that serve to enhance the potential for faculty members to compete for external support for the continuation and development of their scholarly work.

Awards provide for reimbursement of a wide range of research costs. Examples of such costs include: travel necessary to perform the research; travel to archives; library and archive fees; materials and supplies; student assistance and other types of research assistance (e.g., translators, transcription services), acquisition of materials and certain types of equipment.

Costs that are not covered by Research Expense Grants include the purchase of major capital equipment; publication preparation charges, such as indexing and page charges (these are covered by the Completion Grants​); meals during travel; and travel to scholarly meetings—including travel to present research results (these are covered by travel funds from the Dean of Faculty's Office). Faculty Research Committee awards may not be used for course buyouts.

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 faculty have not adopted an actual written or published Open Access policy, so the answer to 1 is “none.” Under 1a. you could say that Trinity does have an institutional repository in which a portion of faculty publications are deposited primarily by library staff. Typically between 15 – 25% of Trinity’s annual journal article output is deposited in the Repository.

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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