Open Access for Research

An introduction to Open Access and how to make your research open.

ARC & NHMRC Open Access Requirements

Compliance with existing OA policies and rules imposed by funders, is encouraged by CQUniversity.
Both the NHMRC and the ARC have Open Access policies which apply to all grants after specific dates.

NHMRC supports the sharing of outputs from NHMRC funded research including publications and data. The aims of the NHMRC Open Access Policy are to mandate the open access sharing of publications and encourage innovative open access to research data.

The ARC Open Access Policy applies to all Research Outputs arising from ARC Funded Research and their Metadata.

Note that other local and international funding agencies have similar policies and it is important that researchers are aware of any that might apply.

  • SHERPA Juliet is a searchable database of international funder requirements.

  • SHERPA Fact is a tool to help researchers check if the journals in which they wish to publish their results comply with selected funder's requirements.

For more information about ARC & NHMRC check the Australia Open Access Strategy Group website.

CQUniversity Open Access Policy

CQUniversity encourages Open Access. The Open Access for Research Outputs Policy outlines the requirements for CQUniversity researchers to make publications arising from their research openly available.

This policy applies to:

  • All CQUniversity employees and research higher degree (RHD) candidates
  • research or scholarly manuscripts written while the author is an employee or RHD candidate of CQUniversity, and
  • research outputs intended for publication, or for the purpose of conferring a higher degree.

International Open Access Policies

Many researchers work collaboratively across national and international boarders. As such you may need to be aware of the open access policies and developments where your research is published.

Some International Open Access policies: