Oxford Brookes Pathfinder launches MIAO (My individual assessment of OA)

Rowena Rouse, Project Manager of the Oxford Brookes Pathfinder project, Making Sense of OA, writes:

MIAO is a self-assessment tool for researchers to assess how prepared they think they, and their institution, are for Open Access (OA) compliance. This is based on CIAO – Collaborative Institutional Assessment of Open Access – a benchmarking tool for assessing institutional readiness for Open Access (OA) compliance. It can be downloaded fromhttp://bit.ly/1DCmlW9 .

How can it be used?

You can download it and print it out on an A4 sheet of paper and then get researchers to rate themselves. I’m planning to use it with new researchers to gauge OA awareness when they join Oxford Brookes.  We may also use it as an ice-breaker with smaller groups of researchers. Note this is the pilot version so we are interested in any feedback and how other institutions have used it.

We need feedback
This is a pilot version so we are very keen of getting feedback on how it has been used in different institutions. How useful is it, how can we make it better? Email: openaccess@brookes.ac.uk

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