Flinders University Library provides infrastructure to support open access to research, including both publishing open access and making existing outputs open access at no cost through university hosted platforms. The University's Open Access Policy has as its main principle that research outputs (including non-traditional research outputs) are required to be made open access, unless there is a justifiable reason. Researchers can choose the open access route that is most suitable to their research, with consideration to grant funding obligations.
Open access has the goal of empowering global equity in access to research outputs and removing barriers to access. Flinders University supports ethical and open research practices and aligns with the FAIR Principles: supporting Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable research and research outputs. Alongside FAIR Principles researchers should be aware of the CARE Principles which ensure that data is used ethically.