MIT Open Access Task Force

In July 2017, Provost Martin Schmidt, in consultation with the vice president for research, the chair of the faculty, and the director of the libraries, appointed an ad hoc task force on open access to MIT’s research. The OA task force is coordinating an Institute-wide discussion of ways in which current policies and practices might be updated or revised to further MIT’s mission of disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. 


In Sept 2018, the OA task force released a white paper examining efforts at MIT, in the United States, and in Europe to make research and scholarship openly and freely available. The paper provides a backdrop to the ongoing work of the task force: identifying new, updated, or revised open access policies and practices. 

If you have comments or ideas, submit them here, via the task force idea bank, via email to the task force, or at upcoming community forums (details forthcoming).

OA Task Force White Paper

Sep 07, 2018Updated: Oct 01, 2018
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A White Paper of the MIT Ad Hoc Task Force on Open Access to MIT's Research