Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.89
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Houston
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Gabriel Durham
Graduate assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer repository hosting that makes versions of journal articles, book chapters, and other peer-reviewed scholarly works by its employees freely available on the public internet?:

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

Cougar ROAR, Research Open Access Repositories, home of the University of Houston’s digital repositories. ROAR provides safe, long-term storage for data and scholarship produced by the University of Houston community and makes these materials widely available to researchers around the world.

All UH faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to boost the reach and impact of their work by depositing it in the UH digital repositories. For questions or feedback, please contact us: cougarroar@uh.edu.

Does the institution have a published policy that requires its employees to publish scholarly works open access or archive final post-peer reviewed versions of scholarly works in an open access repository?:

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

Does the policy cover the entire institution? :

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

Does the institution provide open access journal hosting services through which peer-reviewed open access journals are hosted on local servers with dedicated staff who provide publishing support at no (or minimal) cost?:

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

Scholarly Publishing Services
Our staff provides a broad range of services that assist researchers in making their outputs available open access.

Cougar ROAR comprises the UH Institutional Repository and UH Data Repository (Dataverse repository), providing all in the UH community with safe, legal, and permanent venue to make their research outputs available to anybody worldwide with an internet connection.
CV Service / Assisted Institutional Repository Submissions: All UH faculty may submit their CV or list of peer reviewed publications for processing and help in getting as much of their research output as possible globally disseminated through Cougar ROAR

Journal hosting and start-up: UH researchers at any level may request a hosted open access journal site on the Open Journal Systems platform and learn how to start a new scholarly journal
Omeka: the DRC is currently piloting the Omeka S platform for research and instructional use
Open Monograph Publishing: the DRC is currently piloting production of open access, peer-reviewed scholarly monographs, leveraging local tools, platforms, and expertise

For additional information please contact DRC director Taylor Davis-Van Atta or visit this page https://guides.lib.uh.edu/open_access

Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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