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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 68.58
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University at Albany
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:
225

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:
0

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

The University does not have an open access policy but has developed a Scholars Archive, which is an institutional repository that collects, preserves, and provides online access to scholarly research and resources created by University at Albany faculty, staff and students. The goals of this open access repository are to increase discoverability and ensure long-term, reliable access to the University’s scholarly output. The University also participates in the SUNY digital commons.


A copy of the open access policy:
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The open access policy:
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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 university has developed a Scholars Archive and participates in a research commons developed by the SUNY system to provide an open access research portal that makes it possible to explore the breadth of scholarship across participating SUNY campuses.


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

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.