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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 51.95
Liaison Erin Stanforth
Submission Date July 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Virginia Commonwealth University
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Erin Stanforth
Director of Sustainability
Facilities
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:
22

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:
22

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

VCU's Open Access policy provides wide and stable access to the exemplary work of VCU’s faculty, researchers, students, and staff. Open Access was adopted in 2014 and Scholars Compass is a publishing platform.


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

Scholars Compass is a publishing platform for the intellectual output of VCU’s academic, research, and administrative communities. Its goal is to provide wide and stable access to the exemplary work of VCU’s faculty, researchers, students, and staff.


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:

VCU Scholars Compass, an Institutional Repository, offers a new publishing model reflecting how we explore, discover, create and share research today. The goal is to provide wide, free, stable access to the exemplary work of VCU’s faculty, researchers, students, and staff -including open-access journals, conference proceedings, and monographs. The Scholarly material and special collections in Scholars Compass are highly discoverable in Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines.


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.