The purpose of the review will be to assess to what extent the OA/DM Policy has been adopted and implemented during the transition period and is likely to be effective in terms of achieving its intended purpose of maximizing global accessibility of CGIAR research. The review will provide lessons from the first years of supporting the implementation of the Policy and recommendations for enhancing full compliance and the efficiency and effectiveness of the Policy. The focus will be in assessing the intent, appropriateness, clarity and coverage of the Policy and effectiveness of support provided.
The review will assess the extent to which support, including tools, guidance and support, has helped Centers in the short-term in laying the foundation for and promoting open access and global accessibility of information products. It will also assess efforts over the past three years to provide guidance and support to increase accountability, develop cost-efficient workflows, build tools, and encourage innovation. It will assess progress in implementation, and whether achievement of full compliance is likely in the schedule set.