The Alastair Swayn Foundation is a not for profit organisation with the purpose to advance knowledge and innovation for the benefit of the Australian architecture and design community through funding high-quality research.
The Foundation funds research and researchers through our grants program. The Foundation is committed to information sharing and transparency. We believe that research resulting from our grants program funding should be promptly and broadly disseminated. We have adopted an Open Access policy that enables the unrestricted access and reuse of all research funded, in whole or in part, by the Foundation, including any underlying data sets.
Research funded in whole or in part by a Foundation grant are to be made discoverable and accessible online through our online repository. Publications will be deposited in the Foundation’s digital repository with proper tagging of metadata.
What are the requirements of the policy?
Research papers, journal articles or book chapters produced by individuals, groups or organisations who are funded in whole or in part by the Foundation must be published by depositing the accepted author manuscript into the Foundation’s digital open access repository.
Publications will be on ‘Open Access’ terms. All publications shall be published under the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (CC BY 4.0) or an equivalent license. This will permit all users of the publication to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and transform and build upon the material, including for any purpose (including commercial) without further permission or fees being required. Appropriate attribution to the grantee and Foundation will be required and changes made to the work appropriately indicated.
If grantees or other funders of a multi-funded grant are concerned about adhering to the policy, the Foundation will engage in a discussion with the other funder to understand their concerns. Grantees can contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publications will be accessible and open when received by the Foundation, without any embargo period.
The aims of the Open Access policy are to mandate the open access sharing of publications and encourage innovative open access to research data. When sharing data, researchers should ensure that appropriate metadata accompany the datasets. This will allow users of the data to wholly understand the data, the curation strategies, assumptions, experimental conditions and any other details relevant to the interpretation of the data.
Adopted by the Board of Directors on 20th April 2020
This policy is subject to regular review by the Board of Directors