If your institution or organisation has an Open Access policy or mandate, it is important for you to record details of it in ROARMAP to ensure that this vital resource is kept up to date. ROARMAP exists in order to keep accurate records of policies, mandates and details of Open Access repositories across the globe.
You should first create an account. You will need to enter your name, email address, a username and a password.
You will receive an email to confirm your registration. The email will contain a link which will activate your account.
You will need to answer a number of questions regarding the origins and content of your policy. These include information such as:
You will also be required to provide information such as the date at which the policy was adopted, and when it came into effect.
Following these core details, there are several questions about the actual content of the policy. Each question is clearly displayed and has a number of multiple choice answers to choose from. Please answer all questions, even if the answer is 'unspecified'. There are broadly five areas which are covered and including questions regarding:
Once you have completed and submitted the record for your policy it is sent for review and approval by the repository administrators. If any information is missing or needs clarification they will send you an email and ask you to amend the record. If everything is correct the administrator will approve the record and it will be moved into the repository.