Open access and the ARC/NHMRC Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Both the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) have adopted policies regarding open access which affect both research publications and data.

ARC Open Access Policy (version 2013.1) This includes a useful guide

ARC Funding Rules for Discovery Grants   See Section A11.5 Publication and Dissemination of Research Outputs

NHMRC Open Access Policy: NHMRC's Policy on the Dissemination of Research Findings This includes a useful guide

The Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) has done a comparison of the two policies

Australian research funders are not alone in placing an increasing emphasis on open publications and data. See. for example, the Research Councils of the UK and the National Science Foundation