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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.70
Liaison Gail Valentine
Submission Date July 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bryant University
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:

Undergraduate Honors Capstone projects are posted (archived) for public access at: http://digitalcommons.bryant.edu/Honors/ All Master’s Theses are placed in Digital Commons as well at: http://digitalcommons.bryant.edu/gradtheses/ Bryant’s Digital Commons (Bryant’s open access institutional repository) was established in 2006 and includes historical information about the University as well as the intellectual output of Bryant faculty and students, copyright permitting.

A copy of the open access policy:

The open access policy:

Most grant-based faculty and student research is set up for open access as a requirement of the funding; Honors Capstone projects are posted (archived) for public access; all Master’s Theses are placed in Digital Commons

The website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

The website URL where information about open access to the institution's research is available:

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