Public Reporting Principles and Guidelines

Open Access Monitor consists of :

a) PRINCIPLES: A simple self-governance philosophy 
Everyone should be able to openly access knowledge generated via publicly funded research, however, despite the success of the open access movement very often  organisational and project knowledge cannot be found.  Why not help to collectively track, and systematically record those instances where the knowledge is 'not found'  and 'not accessible' so that an appropriate intervention plan can be formulated?

b) GUIDELINES: A simple OAM Process and enter the data in the public repository
- identify a (any) publicly funded project,  goals and intended deliverables as specified in the project document (should be open access information)
- Check the OA policy of the funding body *if not already listed on our OAM Policy repository, investigate it and report using this form
- Search for the project website or other online resources
- Audit the website for publicly available knowledge (or knowledge artefacts) such as
  vocabularies, diagrams, code, papers, presentations, drawings, specifications etc
- Record what project resources are openly accessible using this form
- Verify the findings by contacting the project lead or principal investigator
- Double check/cross reference (validate) the findings with the funding body via cross referencing other sources of information
- If there are discrepancies between the expected findings and the actual findings, report the findings to the funding body using this form