In 2007, Hasselt University signed the 'Berlin Declaration on Open Access', as did most other Flemish universities. This lays the basis for more accessibility and transparency of scientific research results. Through OpenAccess, research results are spread quickly and are freely accessible via the Internet. In this way, research and scientific achievements gain greater international visibility.
Pursuant to the Berlin Declaration, Hasselt University decided to implement an open access policy as of the 1st of October 2016 based on the 'green road', whereby an institution’s own publication output is managed in a repository. Hasselt University promotes its own open access database, Document Server@UHasselt, for this purpose. The Board of Governors approved this open access policy on April 12, 2016. More information can be found on the library website.