The University of Exeter’s open access and research data management policy for postgraduate research students has been updated. The existing PGR policy was almost two years old and in such a rapidly changing scholarly publishing environment was felt to be almost certainly out-of-date. The policy was reviewed by Open Access and Data Curation staff and amendments suggested for approval by the Graduate Research Faculty Board. The aims of the revision were:
- To ensure the terms of the policy are consistent with current academic and funder guidelines;
- To make the details of the policy clearer so that PGRs understand exactly what is required of them;
- To eradicate any ambiguity by simplifying the language used;
- To link to existing relevant documentation that underpins and clarifies elements of the policy.
Revisions to the policy were approved by the Board on 23/10/14 and the updated Version 3 has been uploaded to ORE.
As ever, if there are any questions, do get in touch with Open Access and Data Curation.