PPM Open Access Policy is also the MUG Openness Policy.
This policy is in line with the Polish Platform of Medical Research project and it was adopted in a uniform content by all project partners as an institutional policy.

Following the assumptions of the PPM Open Access Policy, authors should strive to ensure open access to their publications by depositing them in the electronic form in the local repository and making them publicly available in the PPM Repository that everyone can have access to content along with its free and unlimited technically use of it. The granting of a license will be in accordance with the regulations of the local repositories.




In October 2015, the Ministry of Scince and Higher Education (MNiSW) in Poland issued a document that reflects the Polish response to the European Commission's recommendation of July 17, 2012, on access to and preservation of scientific information.
Unfortunately, it is available in Polish only.

>> see Poland: Initial open access policy



In all projects that received funding under the Horizon Europe (2021-2027) program of the European Union, the authors undertake to ensure that both the article published by them in scientific journals and the research data they produce will be available to the public in a free version for users.

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In 2018, the National Science Center joined the so-called cOAlition S, i.e. an international consortium of research funding and performing organisations.

Plan S requires that, from 2021, all publications from project funded by public grants must be immediately (i.e. without a temporary embargo) published in the Open Access model under the Creative Commons CC BY license.

See the publication paths indicated in the NCN announcement.

The National Science Center has also introduced a requirement to enclose an annex to the project funding application, in which applicants will submit a summary Data Management Plan.


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Regulations of collecting personal data in Medical University of Gdańsk

On 27 April 2016 Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Union and of Council came into force. It relates to data processing for natural persons and the freedom of movement of such data. In the light of this and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), the Main Library would like to draw your attention to the following:

1. The administrator of your personal data is The Medical University of Gdańsk based in Gdańsk, Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 3A, 80-210 Gdańsk,

2. The Data Protection Inspector at The Medical University of Gdańsk is Piotr Małecki (iod@gumed.edu.pl),

3. Your personal data will be processed using the Tricity Libraries IT System (Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music, Gdynia Maritime University, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, European Solidarity Centre) in order to enable the use of library resources on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 lit. A of the general regulation of personal data of 27 April 2016,

4. Your personal data will not be disclosed to other entities, except for entities authorized under the law, debt collection companies or companies supporting IT services,

5. Your personal data will be kept for a period required by law,

6. You have access to the content of your data and the right to demand its rectification. You have the right to remove data or limit its use. Further you have the right to transfer data and to raise an objection on how your data is processed. You may withdraw your legal consent for the use of your data at any time,

7. You have the right to make a complaint to the Office for Personal Data Protection if your complaint is justified and the administrator is found to be in breach of the general regulation of personal data of 27 April 2016,

8. Providing personal data is voluntary, however, the refusal to provide them may result in the refusal to provide the service.