Analysis of funder Open Access policies around the world

We have analysed 48 mandatory funder polices listed in the ROARMAP registry (http://roarmap.eprints.org) according to which routes to OA the policy specifies. The results at 10 February 2013 are shown below.

Green (repository-based) OA required

Either Green or Gold routes satisfy policy requirements

Gold (journals) preferred where available

33

14

1

 

Funders permitting Gold OA article processing fees to be paid from research grant, or by a request to the funder = 20

 

Green (repository-based) Open Access required: 33 funders

Argentina Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva
Australia Australian Research Council
Australia National Health and Medical Research Council
Belgium FWO (Flanders Research Office)
Canada Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Canada National Research Council
Canada International Development Research Centre
China National Science Library Chinese Academy of Sciences
Denmark Council for Independent Research, the Danish National Research Foundation, the Danish Council for Strategic Research, the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation, and the Council for Technology and Innovation (joint policy)
European Union European Research Council
EU Member States EUR-OCEANS Consortium on Ocean Ecosystem Analysis
France IFREMER
Ireland Science Foundation Ireland
Ireland Health Research Board
Ireland Irish Research Council
Italy Telethon
Norway Norwegian Research Council
Spain Government of the Principality of Asturias
Spain Madrid Autonomous Community
Spain General State Administration
Ukraine Parliament of Ukraine
UK Arthritis Research UK
UK British Heart Foundation
UK Cancer Research UK
UK Chief Scientist Office Scotland
UK Department of Health
UK Dunhill Medical Trust
UK Multiple Sclerosis Society
UK Wellcome Trust
USA National Institutes of Health
USA Howard Hughes Medical Institute
USA Autism Speaks
USA Institute of Education Sciences

 

Either Green or Gold routes satisfy policy requirements: 14 funders

Austria FWF (Fonds zur Foerderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung)
Canada Ontario Institute of Cancer Research
Canada Fonds de recherche du Québec
Canada Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Canada Heart and Stroke Foundation
European Union European Commission
EU Member States CERN
Hungary Academy of Sciences
Hungary Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)
Iceland Rannis
India Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Sweden Swedish research Council Formas
Sweden Swedish Research Council Vetenskapradet
Switzerland Swiss National Science Foundation

 

Gold (journals) preferred where available: 1 funder

UK Research Councils UK

 

The list will be updated as new policies are implemented.  Further analysis of policy requirements is also to be undertaken. Examples of future analyses include policy effectiveness and the kind of deposit requirements specified by Green policies.

 

Link to database: Funder open access policy analysis SPARC Europe 10 February 2013

 

We are grateful to Fred Friend for carrying out this analysis on behalf of SPARC Europe.

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