Outputs meeting the definition must satisfy all of the following requirements to be treated as open-access.
* For audit purposes, deposit of all outputs must be in PURE in the first instance.
24 months for REF main panels C and D (HaSS)
Outputs do not need to allow text-mining to fulfill the open access criteria.
However, where an institution can demonstrate that outputs are presented in a form that allows text-mining, credit may be given in the open research section of the environment statement of REF2021.
Occasionally, it will not be possible for an output to fulfil the criteria. An exception is allowed in the following cases.
There may be very unusual cases where an output could not meet the criteria for a reason not covered above.