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Open access
openaccess@exeter.ac.uk


Research Data Management
rdm@exeter.ac.uk

Funder requirements for open access

Research should be published in compliance with funder open access requirements. Research funding (including grant numbers) should be acknowledged in all publications, in addition to a data access statement.

Check terms and conditions of your research grant for open access obligations. Check your funder open access policy (if applicable) for further information. SHERPA/JULIET provides an overview of funder open access policies.

You may be able to meet your funder requirements depositing a copy of your paper to a repository (self-archiving or "green" open access).

If the publisher-imposed embargo exceeds your funder allowed maximum, you may need to pay for open access (gold).

FunderOverview
European Research Council (ERC)

Depending on the type of ERC grant and the Work programme under which it was awarded, different rules for Open Access and Research Data apply.

Visit ERC open access overview to review the correct approach.

FP7 post-grant gold open access pilot and list of FP7 pilot approved journals.

FP7 and Horizon 2020
Leverhulme Trust No formal open access obligations.
Open access charges are a permissible expense during the period of the award.
National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)

Publication types: Peer-reviewed research articles, uncommissioned reviews.
Embargo: Maximum of six months, allowed if no compliant paid option available.
Licence: If APC is paid, CC-BY licence must be applied.
Repository: All articles must be deposited to PubMed Central.

All papers should also be deposited to ORE. 
Funding: APCs paid either from the original NIHR grant or through an NIHR open access fund. Authors should contact the NIHR co-ordinating centre to review the correct approach.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Research Councils UK (RCUK)

 

Publication types: Peer-reviewed research articles, uncommissioned reviews and conference proceedings.

Embargo: Maximum embargo of 6 months (STEM subjects) or 12 months (AHRC, ESRC).
Licence: If APC is paid, CC-BY licence must be applied.
Repository: All papers should be deposited to ORE.

MRC, BBSRC funded papers should also be made available in PubMed Central.
Funding: RCUK open access block grant, submit an open access funding request.

Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Arthritis Research UK (ARUK)

Charity Open Access Fund (COAF)

 

Publication types: Peer-reviewed research articles, unsolicited / uncommissioned review articles, study protocols.
Embargo: Maximum of six months, allowed if no compliant paid option is available.
Licence: If APC is paid, CC-BY licence must be applied.
Repository: All papers must be deposited to PubMed Central.

If an APC is paid, the publisher must make this deposit on behalf of the author.

If no APC is paid, author deposit via Europe PubMed Central Plus.

All papers should also be deposited to ORE.
Funding: Charity Open Access Fund. Submit an open access funding request

 

Once the annual allocation of Charity Open Access Fund has been spent, check individual funder policies for type of publication covered and how to comply.

 

Wellcome Trust open access policy also covers scholarly monographs and book chapters, view Wellcome Trust information for authors for further details.

Bloodwise
British Heart Foundation
Cancer Research UK
Parkinson’s UK

Wellcome Trust