In ROARMAP, Latin America has 12 mandates registered, a 4% of the 300 mandates registered.
An important contribution from the region to the international open access movement has been the introduction in Congress, in Brazil and in Argentina, of proposals for open access legislation at national level.
Brazil first, in 2007, proposed legislation (1120/2007, reintroduced in 2011 under PLS 387/2011) requiring that all Brazil's public institutions of higher education, as well as all research units, should be required to establish institutional repositories in which all theses and the technical-scientific output of their academic and researcher staff should be deposited to ensure that output from activities financed by the State be made openly accessible in the Web.
In Argentina, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, together with members of the Experts Committee on Digital Repositories of Science and Technology, introduced in Congress a proposal of legislation “Open Science Argentina” in October 2010 for the creation of open access science and technology digital repositories in institutions belonging to the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation that receive State funds. Requiring deposit of peer-review scientific and technological output: journal articles, theses, among other. This mandate is not yet registered in ROARMAP.
At institutional level, only 3 universities (from Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela) mandate deposit, the other registered mandates in ROARMAP are general open access information policies.
Mandates registered in ROARMAP from Latin America
- BOLIVIA (1): Graduate School (Escuela de Graduados)
- BRAZIL (4)
- House of Representatives (Câmara dos Deputados), Proposed Multi-Institutional Mandate and re-introduced in 2011 (PLS 387/2011).
- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS, Policy for the institutional repository LUME: objectives, organization, submission procedures for University output
- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, UFRG, Resolution of April 2010 about the institutional information policy, including creation of institutional repository, and mandating deposit of the University intellectual output.
- Universidade de São Paulo
- COLOMBIA (4)
- Universidad Icesi, Regulation about the ICESI Digital Library: objectives, contents (includes University publications and output), organization.
- Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Resolution mandating deposit of master and doctorate theses deposit in the institutional repository of the University.
- Universidad del Rosario, information about goals, content (scientific, academic and institutional production of the University)and organization of the institutional repository
- Digital Repository in Fetal Medicine e-medicina fetal
- PERU (2)
- Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Thesis repository: no information available about mandate
- Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, General information on contents accepted in the institutional repository Ateneo: articles, books, book chapters, thesis, videos, others.
- VENEZUELA (1): Universidad de Los Andes (ULA), The University has adopted a resolution (NºCU-0580) in March 2008: all theses, research output and publications from the University will be preserved in institutional repositories. Institutional repository of ULA: SABER-ULA