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How do I comply with ARC/NHMRC Open Access Funding Mandate Rules?

Answer ID 2146 | Last updated on 14/02/2022 02.13 PM

Recipients of ARC/NHMRC funding are required to comply with ARC and NHMRC Open Access policies which includes meeting the following criteria:
  • Any peer-reviewed publications arising from the ARC/NHMRC funding must be made openly accessible in the institutional repository within 12 months from the date of publication. ARC policy applies to all publications, while NHMRC policy applies to peer-reviewed articles and conference papers.
  • Metadata for the peer-reviewed publications must be made openly accessible via an institutional repository as soon as possible but no later than 3 months from the date of publication.
  • In cases where researchers may not be able to meet the requirements because of current legal or contractual obligations, Final Reports must provide reasons why publications derived from a Project, Award, or Fellowship have not been deposited in an open access institutional repository within the twelve month period.
NHMRC also strongly encourages researchers to take reasonable steps to share research data and associated metadata arising from NHMRC supported research. Refer to NHMRC’s further guidance and ARC Open Access Policy for more information.
The Open Access Toolkit provides more information on how the UWA Profiles and Research Repository can assist you to comply with ARC and ARC Open Access Mandates. Alternatively contact the Library support team for further information.

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