Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2019
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STARS v2.1

The University of Texas at Dallas
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Gary Cocke
Associate Director for Sustainability and Energy Conservation
Office of Sustainability
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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):
Some

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?:
No

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

Publications
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Publication of new knowledge developed under sponsored projects is a fundamental responsibility of the University. The University retains the right to publish all work done under sponsored projects and Principal Investigators are encouraged to use all appropriate channels to disseminate the results of their work. Publication delays of a reasonable period are allowed to permit filing of a patent application, to permit review for possible premature disclosure of patent application information, and to review for inadvertent disclosure of a sponsor’s confidential information. In all cases, the final decision to publish rests with the University.

UT System Board of Regents
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Rule 90101 covers intellectual property output from sponsored projects in the University setting, including academic copyright, and publication and use of scholarly articles and research data. Historically, the Board of Regents has not asserted an ownership interest in copyright of scholarly or educational materials (among other items) related to a faculty author’s academic or professional field, regardless of the medium of expression. The Regents have always encouraged faculty creators to manage their copyrights consistent with best practices and applicable institutional policies.The Board of Regents recognizes that it and its member universities strive to attract private and public sources of high quality sponsored research funding, and for its faculty to receive that support. As such, if desirable research sponsorship is to grow and continue, the Board of Regents and its member universities must from time to time accede to the requirements of sponsor terms.

Recently, certain research sponsor guidelines have changed. UT Dallas researchers manage, store, and share the data they produce. Most funding agencies now require a Data Management Plan (DMP), but almost any research project would benefit from having one in place prior to collecting a single data point. Many funders, including federal agencies and private foundations, now mandate public availability of specific publication of research data and related scholarly works.
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) works to enable the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on our investment in research and education. As a catalyst for action, SPARC focuses on collaborating with other stakeholders—including authors, publishers, libraries, students, funders, policymakers and the public—to build on the opportunities created by the Internet, promoting changes to both infrastructure and culture needed to make open the default for research and education.

Treasures Repository
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Treasures is an institutional repository was established in 2010 and is a resource for the UT Dallas community to showcase, organize, share, and preserve research and scholarship in an Open Access repository. Some of the collections in our repository include Electronic Theses and Dissertations, University Archives, and Research from many of our well known Centers and Institutes.


A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's open access policy:

UT System Board of Regents Rule 90101 covers intellectual property output from sponsored projects in the University setting, including academic copyright, and publication and use of scholarly articles and research data.

Historically, the Board of Regents has not asserted an ownership interest in copyright of scholarly or educational materials (among other items) related to a faculty author’s academic or professional field, regardless of the medium of expression. The Regents have always encouraged faculty creators to manage their copyrights consistent with best practices and applicable institutional policies.

The Board of Regents recognizes that it and its member universities strive to attract private and public sources of high quality sponsored research funding, and for its faculty to receive that support. As such, if desirable research sponsorship is to grow and continue, the Board of Regents and its member universities must from time to time accede to the requirements of sponsor terms.

Recently, certain research sponsor guidelines have changed. Many funders, including federal agencies and private foundations, now mandate public availability of specific publication of research data and related scholarly works.

Tools and Resources
As you prepare to comply with the Public Access mandate from your sponsor (a federal agency or a private foundation) you will often need to present those requirements to your publisher at the time of publication. In order to assist with that, we have created a list of resources, below.

Publication Addendum from SPARC
The SPARC Publication Addendum was created by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). SPARC works to enable the public sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on our investment in research and education. Publishers often take more rights than are required for publication, so SPARC came up with a Publication Addendum that leaves more rights with the author than what traditional publication agreements do. As this agreement allows for the rights to reproduce, to distribute, to publicly perform, and to publicly display the Article in any medium for non-commercial purposes, this should allow you to deposit the work in the required place as required by the terms of the grant.

This site/page was adapted from Scholarly Communications at The University of Texas at Arlington, CC BY-NC 4.0. originally created by personnel in the Division of Scholarly Communications at the University of Texas at Arlington


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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