For a general overview of the open access policies of some of the main research funders we recommend visiting ROARMAP. Note that this useful is for initial guidance onlyPlease do check the funders' open access requirements on their respective webpages.

If you have any questions about research funders' policies, please contact the library.

FunderFurther information
European Research Council (ERC)

Overview of policies that apply to ERC grants

ERC OA Guidelines

ERC Open Research Data and Data Management Plans

Horizon 2020

Library information

OpenAIRE project: Open Access in Horizon 2020

Open access to research data: the Open Research Data Pilot

Guidelines on FAIR Data Management in Horizon 2020

Medical Research Council (MRC)

MRC OA policy website

MRC Data sharing website

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH OA policy website

NIH Data sharing policy website

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

UKRI OA website

UKRI OA policy website

UKRI Policy on Open Access and Supporting Guidance

UKRI Data policy website

Concordat on Open Research Data


Wellcome OA guidance website

Wellcome OA policy website

Wellcome Policy on data, software and materials management and sharing

Data Management Plans Funders' Requirements 

DMP Online

Research Funders' Open Access Policies

Sherpa Juliet