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Research funders' open access policies

All of the funders listed below have open access polices, with the majority mandating open access for publications resulting from funded research.

Six medical research charities belong to the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF): Arthritis Research UK, Bloodwise, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson's UK, and the Wellcome Trust. COAF provide UCL with central funding to pay authors' Gold fees. If you are funded by any of the above see our COAF funders page for more information.

The UK Research Councils also fund Gold open access charges for research papers, through a central UCL grant. If you are funded by any of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), or Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), see our UK Research Councils page for further details.

If you don't comply with your funder's policy, your existing grant may be partially withheld, and you may not be eligible for future funding. It's important to note that your funder's requirements may be more specific than the REF open access policy.

Contact us for more information or advice.

Academy of Finland
Action on Hearing Loss
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Brain Research Trust
Breast Cancer Now
Department for International Development (DFID)
Department of Health (DH)
Diabetes UK
Dunhill Medical Trust
European Research Council (ERC)
Fight for Sight
FP7 (7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development)
Francis Crick Institute
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
Horizon 2020
Leverhulme Trust
Marie Curie
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Mulitple Sclerosis Society
National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (Nc3rs)
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Research Council of Norway
Research England
Royal Society
Vetenskapsradet (Swedish Research Council)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Worldwide Cancer Research