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Research funders and open access

Most research funders require grant-holders to make their publications open access.
If you don't comply with your funder's policy, part of your existing grant could be withheld, and you may not be eligible for future funding. Your funder's requirements may be more specific than the REF open access policy.

RCUK and UK medical funders

The UK Research Councils (RCUK) and six UK medical funders, including the Wellcome Trust, provide UCL with central funding to pay Gold fees.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020

Peer reviewed Horizon 2020 publications must be made open access. Click on the logo for more details.

Other funders

If your funder does not provide open access funding, or the work falls outside its policy, you can ask for funding from UCL's open access budget.


Contact the Open Access Funding Team for advice on complying with funders' policies. Watch our Open access and research funders video for an overview.

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