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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 Gold
Overall Score 68.01
Liaison Andrew Predmore
Submission Date March 2, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Andrew Predmore
Associate Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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How many of the institution’s research-producing divisions are covered by a published open access policy that ensures that versions of future scholarly articles by faculty and staff are deposited in a designated open access repository? (All, Some or None):
All

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):
Mandatory (or mandatory with a waiver option)

Does the institution provide financial incentives to support faculty members with article processing and other open access publication charges?:
No

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted, any incentives or supports provided, and the repository(ies) used:

The IU Bloomington Faculty Council formally adopted the campus Open Access policy on February 21, 2017. The policy creates a mandatory open access system, where faculty must formally opt-out if they deem necessary. The policy covers all scholarly articles, whether primary author or co-author, that are produced while the person is a member of the faculty. The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs is responsible for making articles available to the public in an open access repository.


A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:

See attached above.


The website URL where the open access repository is available:
Estimated percentage of scholarly articles published annually by the institution’s faculty and staff that are deposited in a designated open access repository (0-100):
90

A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

The Indiana University library system fully supports open access to research, as seen in their initiatives listed below:

1. Open Access Week 2015: During this week, the IU library system worked to better educate faculty and students on making open access the norm for research at Indiana University. https://libraries.indiana.edu/open-access-week-2015

2. The Avalon Media System: To further its support of open access, Indiana University has collaborated with Northwestern University since 2010 to make an open access system for digital audio and video collections. http://www.avalonmediasystem.org/project


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Although there are 17 institutional divisions at IU Bloomington, there are only 11 research units, according to research.indiana.edu.

Because the Open Access policy was just passed on 2-21-2017, the url for the open access repository will change. We also anticipate that it will take some time for the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice President for Research to implement the policy. Additionally, the estimated percentage of scholarly articles that will be included in the open access repository is a guess; the policy is so new that we have no data to based that on.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.