Open Science & Impact

Open access refers to peer-reviewed research that is openly available and openly licensed. Open access can be achieved by publishing in an open access venue or archiving a version in an online repository.

Open Source

Open source refers to software that is free to use and reuse at no cost. Open Source software is made openly available under a license that allows anyone to access, use, share, and modify it without needing to ask permission.

Open Data

Open data refers to data that is openly available and openly licensed. Open data is free to everyone to use and re-use as they want, without restrictions.

Open Education

Open Education includes tools, practices, and resources that leverage knowledge sharing, technology, open licenses, and collaboration in service of learning. Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely and publicly available teaching, learning, and research resources, such as simulations, textbooks, or videos, in the public domain or released under an open license that permit others to use and repurpose freely.

Open Access @ Uwc

After signing the Berlin Declaration to Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities in 2013, UWC has formulated, discussed and has approved an institutional OA policy on 24 October 2014.

Important companion documents to the policy are the following:
UWC Legal Addendum to Publisher Agreements
Quick Submission Guide (UWC Research Repository)


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