UM adopted an Open Access Policy [PDF], to ensure that future research created under the auspices of the UM is made available in open access. The Open Access Policy was approved by the Senate on September 20, 2017.
At the Open Science Department we support the dissemination of the intellectual output, research and data produced by the University of Malta. We are fully committed to promote Open Science and we process and upload academic research output on the UM’s Institutional Repository – OAR@UM.
Our main objectives are to enhance awareness about the importance of making research available in open access and to provide support and advice on copyright clearance, licences, embargo periods, and any other issues pertaining to open access publishing.
Furthermore, we provide training workshops for researchers on how to submit research material on OAR@UM. For individual sessions or to organise specific group training send us an email.