Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Madison
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
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):
None / Don't Know

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):
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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:
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A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's open access policy:
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The website URL where the open access repository is available:
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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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UW-Madison does not currently have an open access policy in place.

In Spring of 2016, the shared governance committee on libraries drafted a resolution in support of an open access policy for UW-Madison. A draft policy was circulated to various campus governance groups including the Faculty Senate which declined to pass a policy at that time.

UW-Madison is positioned to use MINDS@UW as our designated repository for compliance when an open access policy is adopted.

MINDS@UW is the University of Wisconsin's open access institutional repository (https://minds.wisconsin.edu/). MINDS@UW is designed to store, index, distribute, and preserve the scholarly digital materials of the University of Wisconsin. Content, which is deposited directly by UW System faculty and staff, may include research papers, pre-prints, datasets, photographs, videos, theses, conference papers, or other scholarly content in digital form. Deposited content is required to be openly accessible and is currently only embargoed in the case of intellectual property issues. The content is then distributed through a searchable Web interface, the library catalog, and Google. MINDS@UW uses DSpace software.

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