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. The proposed change is currently under consideration by Pitt's schools.
Included below are the key documents and proposals from the Task Force.