Everyone should have access to life changing research. At its heart, open access is about creating a fairer world. When we break down barriers to accessing information, we give people the opportunity to improve their lives, and the lives of those around them.
It’s not just about avoiding the paywall. Open access helps research serve a greater purpose.
When information is open access it means:
Doctors in developing countries can access the medical research they need to treat patients and save lives.
Students are relieved from the financial pressure of purchasing expensive textbooks.
Researchers achieve greater impact for their work, and can use and build upon the work of others.
The public have access to the research they help fund.
Small communities can access information and adapt it to suit their local needs.
Open access and the ACU mission
At ACU, we believe in serving the world for the common good. We see the world as others see it, and work to make it a better place for everyone to live, work and study.
Open access reflects principles of equality, fairness and justice. Supporting it is just one way you can live the ACU mission every day.