Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.20
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date March 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Ottawa
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jeanette Hatherill
Scholarly Communication Librarian
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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):
Voluntary (strictly opt-in)

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:

In January 2011, the Faculty of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies introduced an open access requirement for all theses and dissertations. All masters and doctoral level theses and dissertations are available in a collection in uO Research, uOttawa’s institutional repository for digital scholarly works, developed and maintained by the Library. uOttawa has had an Open Access program since 2008 and while there is no formal mandate, we strongly encourage faculty to deposit their articles and other scholarly output. In particular, those researchers who have received grants from the Tri-Agencies are now mandated to make their articles available in open access. To this end we encourage deposit in uO Research. In November 2016 the Library adopted a policy to ensure that scholarship produced by its staff is widely disseminated, openly available, and accessible.


A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

The University of Ottawa Library offers financial support for open access publishing in three ways:
- Through discounts arranged with publishers
- Through library shared financial support
- Through direct library support for new models of open access publishing.

All faculty members, staff, current graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and adjunct professors affiliated with the University of Ottawa may take advantage of the initiative. Researchers working for University of Ottawa Research Centres and Institutes and Affiliated Research Institutes are also eligible. (https://scholarlycommunication.uottawa.ca/uottawa-initiatives/financial-support)

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:

uO Research is the University of Ottawa's digital archive for research and teaching materials created by the uOttawa community and its affiliated partners. It provides open and permanent access to uOttawa scholarship thereby ensuring its wide dissemination and increased visibility on the web. All faculty, graduate students and researchers are invited to contribute their scholarly works to uO Research. It includes, but is not limited to, theses, articles, working papers, preprints, technical reports, conference papers, research posters, teaching materials and data sets in various digital formats. uOttawa Research is organized around communities and sub-communities which generally correspond to administrative entities such as faculties, departments and research institutes.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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