Thursday, November 9 • 10:20am - 11:05am
A Simpler Path to Public Access Compliance

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A recent study conducted by Vanderbilt University showed that research staff in academic institutions spend up to 15% of their time on regulatory compliance. The requirements associated with funded research are varied and complex, and becoming ever more so. With the responsibility for compliance with funder mandates passed along to the researcher, the cost, and the liability for non-compliance, is shouldered by the institutions.

In the U.S. alone, there are now 19 OSTP-approved public access plans in place among federal departments and agencies. In addition, many agencies also require that all new research projects have data management plans in place describing the data to be collected and plans for its long-term preservation and access. Libraries have stepped into the fray as long-time experts in handling curation and access and can now play an important role in the research ecosystem.

There is a lot that can be done to help lessen the burden of compliance, expose necessary metadata and monitor the status of published articles. CHORUS has developed tools to identify, ingest and monitor funded article metadata, and is partnering with libraries and publishers to ensure that articles are publicly accessible when required.

In this session, we will showcase examples of how publishers, funders and institutions are working together to develop efficient solutions to reducing the cost of compliance, and explore the data gap uncovered in these pilot efforts.


Bobby Hollandsworth

Economics, Finance & PRTM Librarian, Learning Commons Coordinator, Clemson University

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David Crotty

Editorial Director, Journals Policy, Oxford University Press
David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversees journal policy and contributes to strategy across OUP’s journals program, drives technological innovation, serves as an information officer, and manages a suite of research society-owned... Read More →

Jack Maness

Associate Dean, University of Denver
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Howard Ratner

Executive Director, CHORUS
Howard is the Executive Director of CHORUS. Over the past two decades, he played a key role in developing innovative technology solutions that have transformed scholarly communications. He co-founded and chaired ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor ID system, and was active in... Read More →
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Judith Russell

Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida
Judith C. Russell has served as the Dean of University Libraries at the University of Florida since 2007. She was the Managing Director, Information Dissemination and Superintendent of Documents at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), now the Government Publishing Office, from... Read More →

Thursday November 9, 2017 10:20am - 11:05am EST
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401