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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2022     Views: 3

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC) require all NHMRC/ARC funded research or partially funded research to be made openly available in an institutional repository (or other acceptable location) within 12 months of the date of publication.
ResearchDirect is the institutional repository of Western Sydney University, and is maintained by the Library.  

The intent of both the NHMRC and ARC policies is to maximise the benefit of the Australian Government's investment in research funding through the widest possible dissemination, discovery, and access to research findings in the most effective manner and at the earliest opportunity.

This is a requirement of the Funding Agreements of these agencies. The NHMRC and ARC understand that the new requirements may not be able to be met in some cases due to current legal or contractual obligations. If authors are unable to make their publications open access within the required timeframe for any reason, this must be clearly indicated and reasons stated.  

For further information, review the following Open Access Policies:

•       NHMRC Open Access Policy
•       ARC Open Access Policy
•       WSU Open Access to Research Policy

Please contact your School Librarian for further assistance. 

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