Both major funders of Australian research mandate that research outputs from projects they have funded are to be made freely available following an embargo period.
Specifically, the open access policies of both the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council require that any publications arising from research projects that they have supported must be deposited into an open access institutional repository (e.g. ResearchDirect) within a twelve month period from the date of publication.
Other funding bodies may also stipulate open access requirements in their agreements and researchers are advised to check agreement terms closely to ensure compliance.
To discuss mandate compliance, please contact your School Librarian.