[LINK] Australian government open access policy for research publishing?

Evan.ARTHUR at Dest.gov.au Evan.ARTHUR at Dest.gov.au
Mon Dec 18 17:03:41 AEDT 2006

Tom wrote: <<Larger universities are building their own digital
repositories, but the smaller ones may not have a suitable system>>

The Minister for Education, Science and Training today announced funding
for the introduction of the Research Quality Framework (RQF).  Part of
the announcement was:  "$25.5 million - Australian Scheme for Higher
Education Repositories programme - to assist with the establishment of
university digital data storage systems that will allow research outputs
to be submitted for RQF assessment."  

See http://www.dest.gov.au/Ministers/Media/Bishop/2006/12/B001181206.asp

So we have incentives for academics to publish research in open access
archives flowing from the ARC and NHMRC rules, which will be
supplemented by the rules for the RQF, and funding to establish digital
repositories, building on the development work already undertaken.
Details of that work at:

Evan Arthur
Group Manager
Innovation and Research Systems Group
Department of Education, Science and Training

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