Research funders' Open Access policies

Where can I find information on my funder's Open Access policy?

If you are funded by one of the UK Research Councils, visit our guide for RCUK funded researchers for more information.

If you are applying for funding from Horizon 2020, there is more information on the Open Access requirements in our H2020 guide.

If you are funded by Arthritis Research UK, Bloodwise, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson's UK or the Wellcome Trust, find out more about the requirements and access the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF).  

Funders Open Access policies

European Research Council (ERC) [revised February 2016]

European Commission

The Leverhulme Trust

Department of International Development (DFID) 

Please contact Library Research Support for guidance on how to comply with any of these Open Access policies.

Further information

Contact the Library Research Support team for support with Open Access questions on 01273 877941 or Get support with Sussex Research Online on 01273 872957 or

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