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 3 months after publication.
A revised NHMRC policy for the dissemination of research findings came into effect 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 twelve month period 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 publicaly funded research to all.
The Bond University Open Access Policy (USP 1.04) has been in place since October 2013. The Policy specifically addresses the University's support of Green and Gold Open access research and meeting funder requirements.
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.