The University of East London is committed to and supports open access to its research outputs. Open access is free and permanent access to the outputs of scholarly research. There is a worldwide move towards open access, with benefits for researchers, universities and wider society. UEL supports this initiative and recognises the importance of open access in increasing the visibility and impact of its research. This policy is aligned with and supports HEFCE’s Policy for open access in the next Research Excellence Framework, and is aligned with the open access requirements of research funding bodies.
Outputs created by UEL staff will therefore be made available on an open access basis wherever possible. This policy was adopted by the Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee on 19th April 2018.
Two routes to policy compliance: