Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2021     Views: 3

Both major funders of Australian research mandate that research outputs from projects they have funded are to be made freely available following an embargo period.

NHMRC and ARC both specify that any publications arising from research projects they have funded must be deposited in an open access institutional repository (e.g. ResearchDirect) within a twelve month period from the date of publication.

Other funding bodies may also stipulate open access requirements in their agreements and researchers are advised to check agreement terms closely to ensure compliance.

The NHMRC, unlike the ARC, explicitly exempts scholarship holders from the mandatory requirements of their Open Access Policy, however the NHMRC strongly encourages funded graduate researchers to make their thesis and any peer-reviewed publications Open Access.

Further information about the ARC and NHMRC Open Access Polices can be found in the Western Sydney University Open Access (OA) Publishing libguide.

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