NHMRC Open Access Policy: Key updates 20 November 2014

Item 1st February 2014 Updated 20th November 2014
Policy statement NHMRC requires that any publication arising from NHMRC supported research must be deposited into an open access institutional repository within a twelve month period from the date of publication. NHMRC requires that any publication arising from NHMRC supported research must be deposited into an open access institutional repository and/or made available in another open access format within a twelve month period from the date of publication.
CIA’s responsibility
  • Submission of metadata to institutional repository
  • Submission of NHMRC Grant ID to institutional repository
  • Submission of a copy of the publication to the institutional repository.
  • Submission of metadata to institutional repository
  • Submission of NHMRC Grant ID to institutional repository
  • Submission of a copy of the publication to the institutional repository if an open access version is not already available elsewhere (e.g. PubMed Central, publisher website).
RGMS CIA may indicate if their publication has been deposited into an institutional repository.
  • CIA may indicate if their publication metadata has been deposited into an institutional repository.
  • CIA may also indicate whether the publication is freely available via an open access repository.
If my publication is already freely available through the publisher or another repository (e.g. PubMed Central), will I need to deposit a copy in my institutional repository? N/A No. However, you must deposit the publication metadata and affiliated NHMRC Grant ID in your institutional repository.
Is compliance with the NHMRC Open Access Policy a condition of the NHMRC grant? N/A Yes, all recipients of NHMRC grants must comply with the NHMRC Open Access Policy, as outlined in Section A of NHMRC Funding Rules.
Can Article Processing Charges be paid from Direct Research Costs? N/A Yes, under the Principles-based NHMRC Direct Research Costs Guidelines, “NHMRC funds can only be used for reasonable publication costs where the publication has occurred as the result of the approved Research Activity”
Who is responsible for ensuring that a copy of the publication is made open access (and in which repository), if the CIA is not an author on the paper? N/A The CIA must ensure that NHMRC’s Open Access Policy is complied with. However, the publication needs only be deposited in one open access repository and/or made available in another open access format, and need not necessarily be in the institutional repository of the CIA’s institution.
Metadata management by institutional repository N/A The institutional repository should make the publication metadata immediately available to the public upon publication.