Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.57
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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Western Michigan University
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Daniel Litynski
Vice President of Research
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:
+ Date Revised: Sept. 17, 2014

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:

The library maintains an open access repository called ScholarWorks at WMU. The library actively promotes the concept of open access and encourages faculty, staff, and students to deposit their works in ScholarWorks. The University does not mandate the submission of research to this repository, but the policy and procedures governing open access submission to ScholarWorks are available on the website: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/

The Graduate College requires that all students who submit a thesis or dissertation complete a ScholarWorks permission form (see http://wmich.edu/grad/forms/diss_checkform.pdf and http://libguides.wmich.edu/scholarworks_permissions) at the time the thesis or dissertation is submitted to the Graduate College for review.

Faculty and staff that conduct research are required to follow all applicable sponsor guidelines (http://www.wmich.edu/research/pdf/policies/research-misconduct-policy2006.pdf). At this time, this means that all researchers funded by NIH are required to deposit publications resulting from their research in PubMed, an open access repository (http://publicaccess.nih.gov/policy.htm). The NSF is indicating that it may in the future require open access, and WMU faculty will then be required to follow their guidelines.

A copy of the open access policy:

The open access policy:

WMU does not have a formally adopted open access policy.

+ Date Revised: Sept. 15, 2014

The website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

The website URL where information about open access to the institution's research is available:

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