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 on how to comply for more information.

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

If you are funded by Versus Arthritis, 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 - Budget tips, including advice on Open Access publishing.

Department of International Development (DFID)

Sherpa Juliet  - A useful web-site for information on research funders Open Access policies.

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 877553 or Get support with Sussex Research Online on 01273 877553 or

What is Open Access?