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Spotlight: MIT Libraries collaborate on new Public Access Submission System

Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, in collaboration with the Harvard University Office for Scholarly Communication, the MIT Libraries, and with inspiration from Jeff Spies, formerly of the Center for Open Science, have developed the Public Access Submission System, or PASS. The innovative web application helps researchers comply simultaneously with the open access policies of both their funders and their institutions.

“We developed PASS as part of the launch of the open access policy at Johns Hopkins University, but recognize that it can help researchers at any institution,” said Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums and co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Open Access Committee. “We are proud to partner with our colleagues at Harvard and MIT to develop a seamless and efficient platform that facilitates the free sharing of knowledge.”

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Open access policies at MIT

MIT faculty passed an open access policy in 2009; as of April 2017, all MIT authors can opt in to open access via a license. Learn more about how to make papers openly available, get download statistics on your papers, or waive the policies.

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Learn about major US research funder open access requirements for publications and data.

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