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Open access and espace: Comply with funders' mandates

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ARC & NHMRC mandates

The Australian Research Council (ARC) policy requires research publications arising from funded projects to be made openly available within twelve months from the date of publication. If published in an OA journal, a link to that journal is acceptable. The metadata must also be made available publicly available through an institutional repository within twelve months from the date of publication. The ARC policy requirement includes ALL research products be made available, except research data.

The 
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) policy requires research publications arising from funded projects to be deposited into an open access institutional repository within twelve months from the date of publication.

 

The ARC open access policy applies to all peer reviewed publications funded by grants awarded in 2013 and onwards.

The NHMRC open access policy applies to all peer reviewed journal publications published after 1st July 2012.

 

Your obligations
 
The grant's Chief Investigator is responsible for providing metadata and depositing the publication to espace.  Co-authors may deposit publications to their institutional repository.
 

Which version is required?
 
ARC and NHMRC require open access on one of the following versions of your publications:
  • Accepted version: following peer review including changes (Word or LaTeX final draft)
  • Published version: includes publisher's formatting,logo, volume and issue numbers

 

 

ARC and NHMRC are aware that there may be pre-existing legal or contractual publisher agreements which restrict initial compliance.  Library staff checks publisher, ARC and NHMRC policies to ensure compliance, and determine the version of publication permitted as open access in espace.

 

How do I submit funded publications to espace?

  1. Complete the espace Institutional Repository Agreement (once only).
  2. Ensure your publications are included in the University’s Research Management System, Elements@Curtin, managed by the Office of Research and Development (ORD). For assistance, please contact the ORD Research Support Team:
  3. Email the accepted version of your publications to espace@curtin.edu.au 
  4. Publications entered in Elements will be automatically harvested into espace.

If you wish to contribute material that falls outside the scope of Elements, please contact espace to discuss your requirements.