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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 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.15 / 2.00 Michael Burden
Sustainability Coordinator
MU Sustainability
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:
13

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:
1

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

MOspace is the digital institutional repository of the University of Missouri System, and is a joint initiative of the University Libraries, the Office of Library Systems, and the Division of Information Technology. It is a permanent digital storehouse of research and knowledge, focusing on works created by those connected with the University of Missouri. MOspace is a place where faculty, staff and students can store their intellectual output, and depend upon a permanent URL.

MOspace allows the library to preserve and provide open access to items in a more permanent way than posting to a website. The project uses DSpace, an open source application developed at MIT, which provides permanent URLs for documents deposited through it to the MOspace server. The Libraries are committed to this ongoing effort as part of the next generation of library collections.


A copy of the open access policy:
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The open access policy:

The Graduate School, which requires deposit of theses and dissertations, but does allow them to be restricted to local access if the author requests. MOspace also accommodates MU authors with federally grant-funded research who need to deposit their results in an open access repository, although many authors prefer discipline-based repositories like PubMed Central when available.

The libraries have hosted activities for Open Access Week each fall, and the library director has taken forward recommendations on open access policies and support, but no policy, author funding or recommendation has been approved by Faculty Council or the campus academic administration.

Aside from theses and dissertations, the content we have in MOspace has all been recruited or harvested individually.


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