Proposal for Australia to mandate research article deposit

From: Arthur Sale <>
Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 11:56:12 +1000

I have yesterday forwarded a submission to the Australian Research
Council (one of Australia&#8217;s two public research funding councils,
covering all but biomedical research) regarding requiring grantees to
deposit their published articles arising from the grant in an OAI-PMH
repository. The ARC asked for submissions on its Funding Rules and
Funding Agreements. I have extracted below the Executive Summary and the
signatories. My personal thanks to all those who provided comment or
agreed to support the submission. I hope for a good outcome.


If you are interested in reading the full submission, please see


Executive Summary

The submission is addressed to making a change in the reporting
requirements for all funded schemes, which will make it a requirement of
receiving the grant to deposit an electronic copy of any refereed
research journal or conference articles deriving from the grant with the
institution administering the grant. Minor changes are needed in the
Funding Rules and the Funding Agreements. Precise wording is supplied to
eliminate any concerns by publishers and to make the implementation easy.


The benefits to Australia are that Australia&#8217;s ARC publicly funded
research is made visible to all through the Internet, and in the majority
of cases publicly accessible. This will raise Australia&#8217;s research
impact and is consistent with Australia&#8217;s espousal of a level
playing field in the dissemination of research, and with activities
currently underway or implemented in the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom,
and the European Union.


                               5     Signatories


Submission prepared by

Arthur Sale

Professor of Computing (Research), University of Tasmania. Previously
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Information Services), University of Tasmania, and
National Vice-President of the Australian Computer Society Inc. Recipient
of the 2004 Individual Achievement Award from the ICT Industry, and
recipient of the 2001 ANCCAC Award for best Australian paper in ICT. See

Stevan Harnad

Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science at Université du Québec à
Montréal, Canada, and Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of
Southampton, UK. He is an External Member of the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences. Founder and editor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (a paper
journal published by Cambridge University Press), Psycoloquy (an
electronic journal sponsored by the American Psychological Association)
and the CogPrints Electronic Preprint Archive in the Cognitive Sciences.
He is also moderator of the American Scientist Open Access Forum. See

Alma Swan

Director, Key Perspectives Ltd. Alma held a faculty position at the
University of Leicester until 1985, when she moved into science
publishing. In 1996, she jointly founded Key Perspectives, a consultancy
serving the scholarly publishing industry.  Since 1991 she has been tutor
for two business strategy courses on Warwick Business School&#8217;s MBA
programme and holds honorary roles as business mentor and teacher for the
Institute for Entrepreneurship (part of the School of Management) at
Southampton University.

Peter Suber

Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College, Open Access Project
Director at Public Knowledge, and Senior Researcher at the Scholarly
Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).  Author of the SPARC
Open Access Newsletter, the Open Access News weblog, and principal
drafter of the Budapest Open Access Initiative.


Other support

Many other members of the Open Access community have expressed their
personal support for the recommendations in Section 3. Their names are
listed below.


Keith G Jeffery

Professor, Director IT and International Strategy, Council for the
Central Laboratory of the Research Councils, UK

Subbiah Arunachalam

Distinguished Fellow, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India

Member, ExComm, GKP, Kuala Lumpur. Member, International Advisory Board,
IICD, The Hague. Trustee, Electronic Publishing Trust, UK.

Eric F. Van de Velde

Director of Library Information Technology, California Institute of
Technology, USA

Board of Directors of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and
Dissertations, CrossRef Library Advisory Board, and Chair NISO Committee
AX on OpenURL standardization

Peter Schirmbacher

Professor for Information Management at the Dept of Library and
Information Science, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

Speaker of the German Initiative of Networked Information

Michael J. Kurtz

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA USA

Andrew Odlyzko

Director, Digital Technology Center, University of Minnesota

ADC Professor; Assistant Vice President for Research; Professor of

Graham McGregor

Research Development Coordinator, School of Business, University of
Otago, New Zealand

Nigel Stanger

Lecturer and Project Lead for the Otago EPrints Repository, University of
Otago, New Zealand

Joanne Yeomans

Scientific Information Officer, CERN - European Organization for Nuclear

Stefan Gradmann

Deputy Director Computing Services, Hamburg University, Germany

Leo Waaijers

Programme manager DARE, SURF Foundation, The Netherlands

Eloy Rodrigues

Documentation Services Director, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Barabra Kirsop

Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

Subbiah Gunasekaran

Library and Information Services, Central Electrochemical Research
Institute, Karaikudi, India

Charles Oppenheim

Professor of Information Science, Loughborough University, UK

John MacColl

Head, Digital Library Division, Edinburgh University Library, Scotland

Deputy Director, IRI Scotland Project

James E. Till

Executive Committee Member, Project Open Source | Open Access, University
of Toronto, Canada

Katja Mruck

Director, Institut fuer Qualitative Forschung, Internationale Akademie,
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

Editor "Forum: Qualitative Social Research"

Bob Parks

Department of Economics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

Thomas J. Walker

Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Harry S. Martin III

Henry N. Ess III Librarian & Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, USA

John Willinsky

Pacific Press Professor of Literacy and Technology, University of British
Columbia, Canada

Dan Hunter

Associate Professor of Legal Studies, The Wharton School, University of
Pennsylvania, USA

>From January 2007: Professor of Law, University of Melbourne, Australia

Penelope Pether
Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law, PA USA
Michael W. Carroll
Associate Professor, Villanova University School of Law and Board Member,
Creative Commons

Norbert Lossau

Chief Information Officer, Scholarly Information/ Library Director,
Bielefeld University, Germany

Scientific coordinator of the European Project "DRIVER - Digital
Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research"

S M Shahabuddin

Librarian, National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, India

Bill Hubbard

Manager, SHERPA, SHERPA/RoMEO, OpenDOAR.  University of Nottingham, UK

Stephen Pinfield

Deputy Chief Information Officer and Director of Research and Learning
Resources, Information Services, University of Nottingham, UK

Director of SHERPA

Peter Morgan

Project Director, DSpace_at_Cambridge, Cambridge University Library,
University of Cambridge, UK

David C Prosser

Director, SPARC Europe

Thierry Chanier

Professor, Universite de Franche-Comte, France



Tom Cochrane

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Information and Learning Support),

Paula Callan

e-Research Access Coordinator, QUT Library, QUT

Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic

Professor of Information Systems. Head of School of IS, Technology and
Management, UNSW

Carmel Maguire

Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor. Information Systems, Technology and
Management, UNSW

Maryanne Kennan

Graduate Research Student. Information Systems, Technology and
Management. UNSW

Eric Wainwright

Principal, eKnowledge Structures

Former Pro Vice-Chancellor (Information Services and Technologies), James
Cook University

Roger Clarke

Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd

Visiting Prof: Baker Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre, UNSW; eCommerce
Program, University of Hong Kong

Alan Smith

Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor, Global Learning Services, University of
Southern Queensland (RUBRIC Chair)

Peter Vamplew

Senior Lecturer, School of Information Technology and Mathematical
Sciences, University of Ballarat

Sit-ling Tull

RUBRIC Project Officer, Murdoch University

Young Ju Choi

Professor of Computing, Head of School of Computing, University of

Linda O'Brien

Vice-Principal Information, The University of Melbourne

Nicki McLaurin Smith

Director, Information Management, Information Services, The University of

Eve Young

Coordinator, Digital Repositories, Information Services, The University
of Melbourne

Jenny Edwards

Professor of Computer Science UTS, President Computing Research and
Education (CORE)

Tom Worthington

Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd, Director, ACS Communications Tech
Board, Visiting Fellow, ANU

Alison Hunter

Coordinator, USQ ePrints, University of Southern Queensland

Lakshmi Narasimhan

Professor in Software Engineering, The University of Newcastle

Christopher Lueg

Professor of Computing, University of Tasmania

Helen Mandl

Associate Librarian, Planning & Development, University of Wollongong

Michael Organ

Project Officer - Digital Services, University of Wollongong



Arthur Sale

Professor of Computing (Research), University of Tasmania, Australia
Received on Sat May 27 2006 - 03:15:29 BST

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