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Assessing Current Open Access and Research Data Management Practices and Services in Palestinian HEIs

Awadallah, Rawia; Al Agha, Iyad

This report presents the findings of a needs assessment survey that was carried out with researchers and academic staff in four Palestinian Higher Education Institutions (PS HEIs) between December 2016 and February 2017. The four participating institutions include:

● The Islamic University of Gaza (IUG)
● Al-Quds Open University (QOU)
● Birzeit University (BZU)
● Palestine Technical University-Kadoori (KAD)

The survey aimed to assess research and sharing practices among researchers in PS HEIs, as well as their attitudes towards open access publishing and Institutional Repositories (IRs). The survey data will be used to:

● Review the practices and procedures used by the researchers and members of academic staff at PS HEIs to handle and share their research outputs
● Estimate the size and types of research outputs and digital materials produced by the academic staff
● Determine the current attitudes towards open access publishing and Open Access Institutional Repositories (OAIRs)
● Explore the awareness of and attitudes towards the institutional policies and support for research data management
● Explore the potential motivations/deterrents to contribute to OAIRs





Project number: 573700-EPP-1-2016-1-PS-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP. Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
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