Two of Australia’s major research funding bodies —the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC) - have both have open access policies for research outputs
The FAIR Access Policy statement describes the Universities Australia commitment to making Australian publicly funded research outputs Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reuseable (FAIR) by 2020.
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Public statement of OA principles including:
Bethesda Statement, April 2003
Meeting at Maryland of 24 international participants - funders, scientists, publishers, librarians; statement on OA drafted by Peter Suber with goal of providing OA to primary scientific literature as rapidly and efficiently as possible.
OA publication defined as:
Berlin Declaration, October 2003
Science Europe, cOAlition S
On 4 September 2018, a group of national research funding organisations, with the support of the European Commission and the European Research Council (ERC), announced the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality. It is built around Plan S, which consists of one target and 10 principles
Responses to Plan S
Mission to enhance the visibility and application ore research outputs though a global structure of open access repositories, based on international collaboration and interoperability.
Finch Report, 2012
Fundamental shift in how research is published and disseminated; how to achieve better, faster access to research publications – should embrace transition to OA and accelerate process e.g. by
This document describes NIH’s plans to build upon and enhance its longstanding efforts to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from NIH-funded research.
The statement is aimed at policy makers and underscores the need for a variety of OA models to be implemented around the world, especially to mitigate costs from Article Processing Charges (APCs) imposed by some OA journals.
The four UK higher education funding bodies introduced an open-access requirement from the Research Excellence Framework in 2014. This has been updated in 2016.