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Funder Policies

Copyright, version and embargo policies from publishers should be observed; the Repository Officer can provide advice on this. These notes offer brief guidelines only. Please see the more detailed wording from the funder websites / grant conditions.

The JULIET service summarises the current open access policies of the UK Research Councils (and other research funders such as the Wellcome Trust). http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet/

NB White Rose Research Online is for all research outputs -regardless of funding source.

Research Councils’ & Wellcome Trust Positions on Open Access Deposit of Research Outputs

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Funder Policy

AHRC

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Grantees are required to:
  • ensure deposit of a copy of any resultant articles published in journals or conference proceedings in appropriate repository
  • wherever possible, ensure deposit of the bibliographical metadata relating to such articles, including a link to the publisher’s website, at or around the time of publication
BBSRC tick showing that the funder requirement is met by deposit in the White Rose Repository Grantees are required to put work on open access for awards made from 1 Oct 2006 "in an appropriate e-print repository". Retrospective deposit of older work is encouraged. Deposit to UKPMC is encouraged.
EPSRC
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All published research articles arising from EPSRC-sponsored research, and which are submitted for publication on or after 1st September 2011, must become available on an Open Access basis through any appropriate route.
ESRC
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Researchers are required to put work on open access for awards made from 1 Oct 2006. Published articles and published conference papers should be deposited in the ESRC Social Sciences Repository. Grantees are also encouraged to submit to institutional repositories.
MRC For applications submitted from 1 October 2006 the MRC requires that electronic copies of any research papers accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, which are supported in whole or in part by MRC funding, are deposited at the earliest opportunity – and certainly within six months – in UK PubMed Central (UKPMC). This "does not prevent" deposit in an institutional repository. Researchers are encouraged to deposit older funded work.
NERC
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From 1 October 2006 NERC requires that, for new funding awards, an electronic copy of any published peer-reviewed paper, supported in whole or in part by NERC-funding, is deposited at the earliest opportunity in an e-print repository. Retrospective deposit of older work is encouraged.
STFC
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For grants arising from proposals submitted after 1 December 2006 STFC requires the deposit of research outputs resulting from use of Council facilities or grants in appropriate open access repositories.
Wellcome Trust Requires electronic copies of any research papers that have been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and are supported in whole or in part by Wellcome Trust funding, to be deposited into UKPMC, to be made freely available as soon as possible and in any event within six months of the journal publisher’s official date of final publication. Effective for all new projects from 01-Oct-2005 and all current projects from 01-Oct-2006.

European Research Council

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Requires that all peer reviewed outputs be deposited in an open access repository on publication and made freely available within 6 months of publication.

(Links not working? Try the Research Councils UK web site.)

Any correspondence concerning the White Rose repository should be sent to eprints@whiterose.ac.uk.

Background and support

In June 2005, after wide consultation, RCUK released a draft statement on access to research outputs. http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/access/. The statement proposed that “a copy of any published journal articles or conference proceedings resulting from Research Council funded research should be deposited in an appropriate e-print repository.” Following further consultation with publishers and learned societies, RCUK released a statement reaffirming support for open access to research outputs but left it to each individual research council to decide how to take this support forward.

White Rose Research Online http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/ is the institutional repository for Leeds, Sheffield and York. It holds research outputs from across the University Consortium and is accessed from around the world.

 

Page last updated: 15 August, 2011