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NHMRC Open Access Policy

NHMRC aims to ensure the widest possible dissemination of the research supported by NHMRC funding in the most effective manner and at the earliest opportunity. The NHMRC also supports the F.A.I.R. policy statement.

In 2022, the NHMRC updated their Open Access Policy by:

  • removing the allowance for a 12-month period before making a publication open access and requiring publications to be made available immediately upon publication
  • requiring use of open licensing, which means publications can be used and shared widely.

All recipients of NHMRC grants must comply with all elements of the Policy. The implementation dates for Part 1: Publications of the Policy are shown in the following table:

Table: Implementation of the Policy
NHMRC grants Implementation date Additional information
New grants Immediately All publications produced from NHMRC grants awarded under Grant Opportunity Guidelines issued on or after 20 September 2022.
All other NHMRC grants 1 January 2024 All publications produced up to 31 December 2023 must be made open access in a repository or other acceptable location within a 12-month period from the date of publication. This is consistent with the previous version of NHMRC’s Open Access Policy (November 2018; updated April 2020).

The above NHMRC 2022 policy information is taken directly from the NHMRC website.

ARC & NHMRC mandate OA

The Australian Research Council’s Open Access policy, which became effective from 1st January 2013, requires that any publication arising from an ARC supported research project must be deposited into an open access institutional repository (IR) within 12 months from the date of publication.  The 2017 update of the policy requires that the metadata of the research output should be in the IR within three months after publication.

Bond University Open Access Policies

Bond University has policies that cover the responsibilities and management of open research outputs, including datasets:

The Open Access Policy INF 6.1.10 was implemented in October 2013. The policy specifically addresses the University's support of Green and Gold open access research and meeting funder requirements.

Refer to the Research Data Management Toolkit for more information about ownership and licencing open data.

Deposit your publication in Pure

Bond University researchers can ensure they are compliant with funders' policies by storing open access copies, or metadata of their publications in the University’s research repository.  

As custodian of Bond University’s institutional repository the Library is actively supporting the Green Open Access model. The Scholarly Publications team offers archiving, copyright, digitisation and research profile services ensuring Bond authors are well supported to meet the open access publication requirements of research grant funding agencies such as the ARC and NHMRC.

Contact the Manager, Scholarly Publications & Copyright for further information and assistance.