ARC (Australian Research Council)
For the Australian Research Council, ‘Open Access’ or ‘Openly Accessible’: “refers to the availability of Research Outputs via the internet, such that any user can find, freely access, read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, link, crawl, mine and otherwise use and reuse the Research Outputs both manually and using automated tools. Any use or reuse is subject to full and proper attribution, and usually will have an appropriate licence, such as any of the options available through the Creative Commons suite of licences, and should not infringe any copyrights to third-party material included in the Research Output.”
Their requirement in respect of Open Access (6.2.1) is that: "any Research Output Published in respect of ARC Funded Research must be made Openly Accessible within a twelve (12) month period from the Publication Date and must include acknowledgement of ARC funding and the ARC Project ID." (our italics)
See the full policy, below:
NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council)
The NHMRC’s Policy on the Dissemination of Research Findings (link, below) "requires that any publication arising from NHMRC supported research must be deposited into an open access institutional repository and/or made available in another open access format within a twelve month period from the date of publication" (our italics)
This requirement applies to all research outputs accepted for publication after 1 July 2012.
The Chief Investigator A (CIA) on any NHMRC-funded research project must submit the following to e-publications@UNE (UNE repository):
- provision of the publication metadata (and if relevant, a URL/doi to an open access format) and relevant NHMRC Grant ID,
- provision of an appropriate copy of the publication [for example, final accepted manuscript post-peer review or published version], if an open access version is not already available elsewhere (e.g. PubMed Central, publisher website)
Other Funding Bodies and OA
Funding bodies around the world are moving towards Open Access requirements.
For example, the World Bank is working with the Open Knowledge Repository to make all of its publications freely available.