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Open Access : Funder Mandates

Funder Mandates

The following funding agencies have open access requirements to publications arising from your research and, increasingly, your data:

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Policy on Open Access

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research Open Access Policy (2014)

European Commission Guidelines for Open Access for Horizon 2020 projects working on the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

European Commission Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020

European Research Council (ERC) Open Access Guidelines for researchers funded by the ERC

Health Research Board (HRB) Policy on Open Access

Irish Research Council (IRC) policy related to open access

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) policy related to the open access availability of published research

Wellcome Open Access Policy


This list is not exhaustive and it is imperative you are aware of any and all Open Access requirements attached to funding awarded.  Failure to meet Open Access mandates can result in withholding of payments attached to that award and suspension from applying for future funding. 

Sherpa/JULIET – Is a searchable database of funder policies.  Funder policies change regularly and it is advised their websites are consulted regularly.