Funding body requirements
Many research funding bodies now require open access to the outputs of research funded from their grant awards. Deakin Research Online fulfills this requirement in a cost effective way, while at the same time clearly associatiing the research output with Deakin University.
Information about the open access requirements of major funding bodies, with links to policy documents for each body, may be found at Sherpa/Juliet.
Federal Government requirements
The Federal government is also directly requiring public access to publicly funded research and has made resources available to establish and support the infrastructure to achieve this end. The requirement was first expressed 2004 in the Accessibility framework. In 2009 the government is considering the Review of National Innovation System report - Venturous Australia. This too includes strong support for open access to publicly funded research publications and data.
Deakin University has received substantial grants through the ASHER and AIP schemes to establish and perpetuate an open access repository to report research outputs and to make as many as legally possible open to the public.