Open Access

Open Access Board

OA Board

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in its commitment to open access goes a step further by creating the Open Access Commission.

Constitution:  the 21st of June 2013 was established the UAB’s Open Access Commission commissioned by the Vice-Rectorate for Research.

  • Vice-Rector for Research
  • Vice-Rector for Innovation, Transfer and Entrepreneurship
  • Deputy Executive Administrator for Research
  • Assistant to the Vice-Rector for Campus and Sustainability
  • Information and Communications Technologies Manager
  • Publishing Service Director
  • Library Services Director
  • Law Services Member
  • Teaching and Research Staff members
  • Library Service members
  • Manager of the International Project Office

Functions: Open Access Commission acts as the "Open Access Advisory Council and UAB Digital Repository of Documents”. Its main functions are:

  • To study and develop the Action Plan to Open Access at the UAB prepared by the Library Service in accordance with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona open access institutional policy
  • To study and define an institutional positioning on open access
  • To study how open access affect national and European projects

The Action Plan for Open Access at the UAB: The plan is the Commission roadmap detailing the actions to perform at UAB promoting open access. Among the actions already achieved include:

  • Preparation and approval of the Política institucional d’accés obert de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Preparation and approval of the Política institucional d'accés obert per a les dades de recerca de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Signing of the Berlin Declaration
  • The incorporation of ORCID at the UAB
  • Preparation of the document: Creative Commons licenses recommended at the UAB
  • UAB journals open access
  • Connect DDD with EGRETA
  • Establish procedures to incorporate self-archiving documents in DDD, that cannot be reached from EGRETA (teaching resources, ...)
  • Create a web on Intellectual Property and Open Access for members of the university community.
  • Organization of events during the Open Access Week and the Open Education Week
  • Organization and management for the funding to publish in open access

Link to documents within the UAB scope: