Welcome to Open Access @ Pitt

Open Access is a movement to provide free access and reuse rights to the scholarly literature. For more information on Open Access, visit our Open Access Defined page

At the University of Pittsburgh, we participate in Open Access in a variety of ways:

How do you do Open Access? Let us know!


Featured Event for 2016:

Open in Action: The Government, the University, and You

Keynote speaker: Congressman Mike Doyle, D-PA

Date: Thursday, October 27th, 4:00-6:00 pm

Location: University of Pittsburgh, University Club, Ballroom B

Live stream: http://pi.tt/openinaction

Learn about the latest actions around the Open Access Movement in the United States, and how you can get involved. Congressman Mike Doyle will join us to discuss FASTR, the Free Access to Science and Technology Research bill that he co-sponsored, which will require Open Access to all research articles funded by major US Government departments and agencies. He will discuss the history and origin of the bill as well as its current state in Congress, including what this bill would mean for researchers at our universities, across the country, and around the world.

Following Congressman Doyle’s speech, join us for a conversation with a panel of experts on advocacy and involvement in Open Access. James Maher, Provost Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh, will join special guests including Heather Joseph (Executive Director, SPARC) and Keith Webster (Dean of Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University) to discuss the role of the University and the individual researcher in moving the Open movement forward and what the impact of open access to research will be locally and globally.