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Summary of other funders' Open Access policies

Below is a summary of the requirements of non-UK funders' open access policy that most commonly fund University of Cambridge researchers.

Funder

Requirement 

 

Embargo

 

Funds provided?

ERC Research outputs and data 'made available'

6 month STEM

12 months HASS.

Open access fees must be budgeted into grants. Payment of open access fees are eligible costs if incurred during the lifetime of the project and in line with the provisions in the grant agreement.
Horizon 2020 Articles only are mandated to be deposited in a repository

6 month STEM

12 months HASS.

Open access fees must be budgeted into grants. Payment of open access fees are eligible costs if incurred during the lifetime of the project and in line with the provisions in the grant agreement.
Horizon Europe

Immediate open access upon publication, either by paying for gold open access or by using self archiving, with a CC BY licence.

Articles should be deposited into a 'trusted repository'.

No embargo allowed.  Publishing fees (including APCs, but also e.g. page charges or colour charges) are eligible costs if incurred during the lifetime of your project and in line with the provisions of your grant agreement.
Gates Foundation

All Funded Research including articles accepted for publication shall be published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0).

The Gates Foundation is now a Plan S funder. For more information, please see below. 

 

No embargo allowed.

The funder requires researchers direct invoices to the foundation for payment from their central budget. Invoices should be sent to openaccess@gatesfoundation.org

NIH All investigators funded by the NIH must submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication. 12 months. Publication costs, including author fees, may be charged to  NIH grants and contracts on three conditions: (1) such costs incurred are  actual, allowable, and reasonable to advance the objectives of the award; (2)  costs are charged consistently regardless of the source of support; (3) all  other applicable rules on allowability of costs are met.

 

What you need to do:

 

 

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation open access policy is changing effective January 1, 2021 to align with Plan S principles. For more detailed information, please read the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Open Access Policy. The policy applies to original research papers and non-commissioned review papers.

It is a requirement of funding that papers covered by the policy will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Generic License (CC BY 4.0), and be available immediately upon their publication, without any embargo period.

If researchers publish in a hybrid journal that is not covered by a Read & Publish deal, or  in subscription journal, they must include a rights retention statement in the submitted manuscripts that states: "This work was supported, in whole or in part, by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation [OPPID]. Under the grant conditions of the Foundation, a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Generic License has already been assigned to the Author Accepted Manuscript version that might arise from this submission." The licence must then be included on the accepted manuscript, and the researcher is responsible for depositing their accepted manuscript in an open repository, such as PubMedCentral (via their [direct upload dashboard] (https://www.nihms.nih.gov/login/?next=/submission/)

Please be aware that this funder will no longer support open access fees in hybrid journals- the Foundation will only pay fees for articles publishing in Gold Open Access journals.

Plan S have developed a [Journal Checker] (https://journalcheckertool.org/), which provides an overview of which compliant routes are available for a researcher's journal of choice. 

 

Last updated March 2022