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Open Access Publishing Support

A guide to OA publishing options

Finding funder open access requirements

Most major research funders now have a mandate for outputs to be made open access.  By accepting a research grant, the grant holder is required to provide open access to the publications arising from the funded research.  In addition, some publishers disqualify researchers from further funding if grant-funded research is not made open access.

In addition to publications, most funders require that the supporting research data should be made available open access wherever possible, so others can use it and build on this knowledge. Support and advice on good working practices for research data management and sharing is available from our Data Services and Spatial Data librarians. Contact for more information.

Use the databases below to find funder policies.