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Department/Unit Type of Activity
Biomedical Library Outreach Training, Web site, information, consultation
Groups responsible for management of intellectual property,
for planning & performance management and for corporate
Intranet Web site, FAQ
In the sciences Information sent to local CIHR coordinator.
Ofﬁce of Grants and Contracts, Ofﬁce of Research The librarians tend to keep abreast of developments, provide
training and assistance, and recommend procedures. The
units external to the library tend to serve more as receivers of
information than leaders in responding to it.
Ofﬁce of Research Information sharing and consultation
Ofﬁce of Research To help with publicizing the library’s efforts and maintaining
awareness of the resources available.
Ofﬁce of Research, Ofﬁce of General Counsel
Ofﬁce of Research Affairs and its Compliance Department
and its Ofﬁce of Grants and Contracts; University General
Counsel and University System General Counsel’s Ofﬁce;
Ofﬁce of Outreach; Graduate School
Please see previous comments re NIH for the Ofﬁce of
Research. We have worked with the General Counsel and
both the campus and university system level to share our
documents on Author Rights, electronic journal MOU, the
Faculty Senate motion regarding open access, and other
guideline and policy documents to get their approval and to
provide education about digital scholarship developments.
Ofﬁce of Outreach to provide education and training to
their staff and faculty associated with that ofﬁce regarding
Author Rights, Open Access, and ways to move forward in
that environment. The Ofﬁce of Outreach is recommending
that faculty engaged in scholarly outreach contribute their
materials to our digital repository, ScholarWorks @ UMass
Amherst. There is not yet a policy in place.
Ofﬁce of Research Services
Ofﬁce of Research Support Primarily promoting awareness and directing researchers to
needed resources as above.
Ofﬁce of Research, General Counsel Informational correspondence with PIs; review of legal
matters such as addenda.
Ofﬁce of Sponsored Programs, Ofﬁce of General Counsel Scholarly Publishing & Licensing Consultant worked with
OSP to speak at one of their roundtables for administrative
assistants about complying with the NIH policy. OSP tracks
national developments that affect grant-funded research.
Ofﬁce of Sponsored Programs, Ofﬁce of Grants & Contracts OSP/OGC will monitor policy compliance. Library staff have
assisted research administrators to provide evidence of
submission to PubMed Central for progress reports.
Ofﬁce of Sponsored Projects