National Institute of Polar Research Open Access Policy Approved By National Institute of Polar Research on 24/11/2017
Principles relating to research outputs
NIPR provides open public access to NIPR research outputs published in journal articles (hereinafter referred to as the “NIPR research outputs”) via National Institute of Polar Research Repository. As a general rule, research outputs will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (or successor version).
Principles relating to research data
NIPR provides open public access to the research data accompanying NIPR research outputs in principle.
When there is a special circumstance that there is a possibility of infringing the rights of a third party by applying this policy, or when there is a contract conflicting with this policy is entered upon NIPR research outputs and its basis data, NIPR does not provide open public access to NIPR research outputs and its basis data. However, this description shall not apply when special circumstances have disappeared or contracts contrary to this policy are canceled.
This policy shall be applied to NIPR research outputs and its basis data after 12/2017.
Beyond what is provided for in this Policy, necessary particulars involving open access issues shall be negotiated by the persons concerned.