Open access to research policy introduced

Published: 23 November 2022

As part of creating a future-focused research system the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is introducing an open access to research policy for all new MBIE-funded research.

This will mean that researchers will need to make their peer-reviewed research publications available. By enabling more people access to research, we can increase its impact and the innovation potential of our public investment in research.

Through this policy, researchers can choose how and where their research is published through an approved Open Access pathway. We encourage the use of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence, permitting free use and reuse subject only to proper attribution.

We are also issuing a strong recommendation to researchers to make their research data openly available with appropriate metadata, where not subject to indigenous data sovereignty considerations, bound by confidentiality, copyright or other contractual obligations.

The policy will apply to new calls for proposals by MBIE from 1 January 2023.

Read more about the Open Research policy

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