CIAO - Collaborative Institutional Assessment of Open Access. (Pilot version)


CIAO is a benchmarking tool for assessing institutional readiness for Open Access (OA) compliance. This the pilot version and we are interested in receiving feedback on how it has been used and how it can be developed. The tool is based on the CARDIO (Collaborative Assessment of Research Data Infrastructure and Objectives- This tool has been produced as part of the JISC OA Pathfinder: Making Sense: a researcher-centred approach to funder mandates. The project runs from June 2014 – June 2016 and will explore researcher behaviours using sensemaking techniques, trying to get researchers to comply with UK research open access mandates because they want to rather then having to. The lead institution is Oxford Brookes University, associates are Nottingham Trent University and University of Portsmouth. This resource includes information on how it can be used and contact information. Editable version added 31 July 2015

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CIAO, Collaborative Institutional Assessment of Open Access, JISC OA Pathfinder, Open Access Benchmarking, Open Access baselining, CARDIO

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Directorate of Learning Resources\Library


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