(16 June 2016) To assist in the development of efficient Open Access policies among research performing organizations and funders, the PASTEUR4OA project has produced Open Access Policy Guidelines for Research Performing Organizations. They provide the context, the process and a model policy (template) that will enable the institutions and funders to develop and implement their own open access policy.
Based on the analysis of over 120 mandatory open access policies, Open Access policy effectiveness: A briefing paper for research funders and Open Access policy effectiveness: A briefing paper for research institutions lay out the main issues that affect the effectiveness of an open access policy.
PASTEUR4OA project stands for Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research. If you would like to check your Open Access policy alignment with the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Multi-beneficiary General Model Grant Agreement, you could use the Open Access Policy Alignment Checklist.
And, finally, How Open is Your Research? Questionnaire has been designed to enable institutions to assess: the openness of their research and teaching; the level of awareness of openness in their researchers; and the level of awareness and use by researchers of institutional support. It covers the whole process of undertaking and disseminating scholarly and scientific research, and teaching, including for instance awareness of and adherence to policies and strategies.
The announcement in full is here.