|Step 1: Check your funder's policy - Medical Research Council
The MRC's Open Access Policy 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 MRC funding, to be deposited into PubMed Central (PMC) or UK PMC and made freely available within six months of publication.
The MRC will pay any necessary charges levied by publishers who offer Open Access options, providing these have been included under Directly Incurred Costs on grant proposals and where these costs fall within the period of the grant. Anticipated future publication costs (Author Pays charges) should be part of an institution's indirect costs under the full economic costing regime
If an open access fee has been paid MRC requires authors and publishers to licence research papers such that they may be freely copied and re-used for purposes such as text and data mining, provided that such uses are fully attributed. This is also encouraged where no fee had been paid.
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Last modified 24 April 2012