It is the University of Oslo's (UiO) goal that research results shall be openly available to individuals, the public sector, trade and industry, and the global research community.
The purpose of open access publication is to have unrestricted access to peer-reviewed research. For now this only relates to articles. Neither the University of Oslo, the Norwegian research council or the European research council have a set policy on open access to research data, but they are working on it.
If you were employed by the University of Oslo after 4th of July 2013, it is a requirement of you to publish or activate your research articles in an open access journal or database, respectively. All employees are encouraged to do so. For archiving, the post print version of the last manuscript can be used (generally using the journals own PDF version is not allowed by the journal). Depositing you manuscript in UiOs CRIStin database is enough to fulfill your contract obligation. If the journal does not accept open access archiving, the University library will check this for you and take the risk. They will inform you if there is an issue. Even if you have published in open access journal, they want you to upload to DUO. If you have a “hybrid” article where you have paid to get open access, the final journal PDF version can be archived.
The cost of open access publishing can be integrated into the budget when applying for a grant and the University of Oslo has a publishing fond where authors can apply for publishing in open access journals. This does not seem to apply for paying for open access in subscription journals.
Determining the quality of an open access journal can be done through the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) where open access journals have to apply and go through evaluation to be listed.
For more information about UiO Open access click here.