|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||July 29, 2016|
University of Alabama at Birmingham
AC-11: Open Access to Research
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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):
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:
UAB has no open access policy but our researchers must comply with federal funding mandates put forth by the various federal funding agencies. A large majority of UAB sponsored research is NIH-funded and subject to the open access policies of the NIH.
In addition, our libraries are members of SPARC http://sparcopen.org/. The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Libraries, has released a new resource for tracking, comparing, and understanding U.S. federal funded research data sharing policies. This free tool, launched at datasharing.sparcopen.org, provides a detailed analysis of 16 federal agency responses to the directive issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research. Specifically, the new resource focuses on how these agencies intend to make the digital data associated with the projects they fund available for access and reuse.
A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:
UAB projects funded by NIH are subject to the policy linked below.
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 website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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