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Open Access @ Pitt: Copyright and Patent Policy Review

Here you can find out more about Open Access to research and how to make your scholarship more freely and widely available and usable.

Copyright and Patent Policy Review (2015-2016)

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: 

  • Lead Pitt to serve the public good and address societal needs with the greatest impact possible.
  • Advance the education of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Encourage professional development of faculty, staff and students.
  • Facilitate cooperation with industrial and governmental institutions to transfer knowledge.
  • Support social, intellectual and economic development of the state, nation and world.

The ULS supported the inclusion of language about Open Access to research publications in the revised policy.