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Open Access

Research Funders: Open Access Policies

An increasing number of funding bodies now have policies in place that require grant holders to make any resulting publications freely available via Open Access routes. These policies are a condition of grant and it is important to gain an understanding of these in order to comply. You should check funders’ OA requirements at the start of your research project. You can also find information about funder policies on the SHERPA Juliet database.

The Researcher Development team in the University Research and Knowledge Exchange office can provide help on research funding applications. Their details can be found on the University Research and Knowledge Exchange (URKEO) SharePoint Pages. 



UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

A condition of funding granted by UKRI is that all outputs must be made Open Access. UKRI, a founding member of cOAlition S, has released its revised OA policy to align with Plan S principles. The UKRI Open Access Policy will replace the existing research councils Policy on Open Access, which applies to peer-reviewed research articles acknowledging research council funding and was published in 2013.