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Faculty and Contract Staff Handbook

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(5)    Researcher Responsibilities

(5A)    SPONSORED PROJECTS

(5B)    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY

(5C)    OPEN ACCESS POLICY

(5D)    USE OF HUMAN SUBJECTS IN RESEARCH

(5E)    ANIMAL CARE

(5F)    SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT

(5G)    CONSULTING POLICY

(5H)    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS


(5C)   OPEN ACCESS POLICY

Each Faculty member grants to the President and Board of Trustees of Trinity University limited use of his or her scholarly articles. An article is defined here as a scholarly work published in a journal or as an independent chapter of a multi-authored book. The permission granted by each Faculty member is a nonexclusive, irrevocable, paid-up, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under United States copyright law relating to each of his or her scholarly articles, in any medium, and to authorize others to do the same, provided that the articles are not sold.

The policy applies to all scholarly articles written while the person is a member of the Faculty except for any articles completed before the adoption of this policy and any articles for which the Faculty member entered into an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement before the adoption of this policy. Furthermore, the policy applies only to works for which the author does not retain full copyright. Faculty members are allowed to opt out of this policy for any reason.

Each Faculty member will provide an electronic copy of the final author's version of the article, through a web site established for this purpose, at no charge to the Open Access Faculty Committee. The Open Access Faculty Committee may make the article available to the public in an open-access repository. Each article will be embargoed until it has appeared either in print or online at the publisher's web site, whichever comes first.  


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