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EUA questionnaire on Open Access 2016/2017
Context and objectives
This questionnaire is an initiative of the
European University Association
(EUA), developed in the framework of EUA’s ongoing work in the area of Open Access, Science 2.0 and Open Science.
This questionnaire has been developed in collaboration with
EUA’s Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science
and it aims to gather a comprehensive view of the degree of implementation of institutional policies on Open Access in European universities.
This questionnaire is a follow-up of EUA’s first survey on Open Access conducted in 2014 and 2015. By re-launching the Open Access survey in 2016, EUA aims to collect longitudinal data on the degree of implementation of institutional policies on Open Access. This will allow EUA to monitor, on a yearly basis, the evolution of Open Access in European universities.
This survey will also allow EUA to better represent the views and interests of its membership in relation to Open Access in both policy dialogue at European-level and in the development of further initiatives on Open Access addressed to European universities.
Structure of the questionnaire
This questionnaire is structured in three main parts:
The first part includes questions on general data about your institution;
The second part includes questions on institutional policies and strategies in the area of Open Access to research publications;
The third part includes some exploratory questions on Research Data Management and Open Access to Research Data.
Guidelines for filling in the questionnaire
Only one response per institution should be submitted
Should you wish to gain an overview of the survey, please find
a printable PDF version. Some features are not available and the layout is different from the online version. In case you need to consult other persons or resources within your institution, we would suggest that you review the PDF version before you fill in this survey online. However,
only the online version
can be used to submit your final answers.
The survey saves responses by page as you click the “
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same machine and browser
from which you first accessed it. The pages you have filled in up to that point will be saved. Please make sure that your computer enables cookies. This allows the system to store your data and makes it easier for you to come back to the survey and finish it at your convenience.
Please note that you will also be able to go back and make changes to your answers before submission.
Please make sure you press the “
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After submitting the survey, you will be automatically redirected to your responses report, which you can save in PDF format. Please note that this report displays all the questions in the survey, including those you may have not answered.
to respond to this survey is
31 March 2017
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This document and all its contents are confidential information. The European University Association guarantees the confidentiality of the data provided
and will only disseminate aggregated data.
Individual answers will remain anonymous, and cannot be traced back to your institution.
The European University Association guarantees the confidentiality of the provided data.
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