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Funder and University policies

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.

A revised NHMRC policy for disseminating research findings was enacted on 1 July 2012.  NHMRC wants to ensure the widest possible dissemination of the research supported by NHMRC funding in the most effective manner and at the earliest opportunity. NHMRC, therefore, requires that any publications arising from an NHMRC-supported research project must be deposited into an open access institutional repository within a year from the date of publication.  The NHMRC also supports the F.A.I.R. policy statement.

The ARC and NHMRC policies are designed to operate in tandem with institutional repositories and will in time effectively release publicly funded research to all.

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.

ARC & NHMRC policy requirement graphic

ARC & NHMRC policy workflow diagram


Graphic courtesy of the Australian Open Access Support Group

Expert panel on the ARC & NHMRC's open access policies