Open Infrastructure support
In its strategic plan, Utrecht University (UU) focuses on Open Science, in which an optimal interaction and collaboration takes place between society, science and scholarship . Open science is inextricably linked to open access: the open availability of research results. UU aims to facilitate a publishing climate in which academic authors publish fully open access. To guide this ambition, the UU has adopted an open access policy in early 2022.
As part of this new policy, investments will also be made in essential open infrastructure that are supportive to open access publishing (for the purpose of indexing, archiving and quality control) and open scholarly communication, provided that these are non-profit and guarantee scholarly quality. As of 2022 UU has made structural financial resources available to support these infrastructures.