Open access is free, online access to research literature that would otherwise require institutional subscriptions to journals
Researchers are permitted to release software on an open source licence provided that they:
- have the approval of their head of department or their authorised delegate
- comply with any third party terms, whether relating to funding or to software that they have used or incorporated in their software
- have consent from any software authors who are not University employees or students
For guidance on putting in place a licence to allow access for academic or research use only contact your Research Services contracts specialist.
If you think there is potential to commercialise the software alongside an open source release contact Oxford University Innovation as early as possible.