Open access

The goal of open access is to make publicly funded research accessible to everyone. To reach this goal, AUAS has its own 100% open access policy. Open access publications are easier to find, cited more often and have greater visibility. Will you take the golden or green route or willyou self-release a publication with license and persistent identifier?

What and how of open access publishing at the AUAS

The website of UvA/AUAS library provides excellent information in both Dutch and English about open access publishing, the different routes (e.g. golden and green), the relation with PURE and the service the AUAS library provides.

Research data

Many open access journals also demand (a statement about) availability of the research data. However, at Urban Vitality we are usually dealing with personal/sensitive research data. Although it is perfectly possible to apply the FAIR principles to this kind of data, it is usually not possible to make this kind of data openly available to the general public.

A model that we most often apply is to deposit research data in the AUAS data repository UvA/HvA figshare . In this way you openly provide a description of the data, you are transparent about the access conditions and you create a persistent identifier and license for the data. However, access to the data itself is restricted, i.e. not open.

FAIR software code

Recommendations on ways to improve the quality and reproducibility of software you can find at a website developed by The Netherlands eScience Center and Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) .

Published by  Urban Vitality 12 June 2023