In July 2010, then-Provost James Maher appointed an Open Access Task Force, which was charged
(to) carefully review the issues involved in open access publishing and to provide to his successor, Dr. Patricia E. Beeson, an assessment of available options for formulating policies and procedures on open access publishing for faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.
Members of the task force were
In 2011, the Task Force issued a report on Open Access and proposed a change to the University's copyright policy to support Open Access to scholarly articles by Pitt authors. This University Times article outlines the proposal.
Included below are the key documents and proposals from the Task Force.
In 2015, a committee was tasked with leading a review and potential update of the University of Pittsburgh's Copyright and Patent policies, with the aim to:
The ULS supported the inclusion of language about Open Access to research publications in the revised policy.