Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 82.53
Liaison Pierre Lemay
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Universite Laval
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Office of the Vice Rector, External and International Affairs and Health
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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):
All

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):
Mandatory (or mandatory with a waiver option)

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

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

The university’s policy of open access to research results seeks to:
- Encourage scholarly communication and the sustainable dissemination of knowledge and reduce the duplication of research
- Highlight and preserve the results of the university’s research and increase their impact and visibility
- Meet the requirements of federal granting agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR) for access to research results, thereby promoting universal access to the results of publicly funded research.

To achieve its Policy objectives, the university
- Implements and maintains reliable infrastructure for disseminating the research results of its members, primarily through an institutional repository platform
- Asks members of the university community to submit the results of scientific research carried out at the university to the institutional repository
- Encourages all members of the university to embrace the principle of open access through information, communication, and dialogue
- Encourages members of the university community to retain copyright over their work so research results can be disseminated under open access

Since 1997, the Université Laval Library has been involved in the expansion of open access in partnership with the major international players working towards this goal. The Library is firmly committed to open access, as demonstrated by the digitization and dissemination of its Electronic Dissertation and Thesis Collection, participation in the Érudit publication consortium, the recent creation of the Copyright Office, and the creation of an institutional repository. The university covers the cost of the institutional platform for the online repository and the cost of posting material to the platform for all researchers wishing to publish their work.

Created on June 1, 2014, the Copyright Office is responsible for overseeing the management and dissemination of educational material and provides free advisory service on questions about copyright management. More specifically, the Copyright Office provides advice on all aspects of the use of open-access material for teaching and learning. It also helps raise awareness about the dissemination of open-access scientific publications to preserve and share Université Laval’s scientific heritage. https://www.bda.ulaval.ca/

The Université Laval Library also celebrates International Open Access Week every year with a series of community lectures and workshops. Since 2014 the Library has awarded a travel scholarship to a Université Laval graduate student or early-career researcher to attend the OpenCon conference. This major event aims to inspire the next generation of researchers to change the way they share their research results through open access, open data, and free educational resources.


A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:
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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):
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A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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