Funder open access and mandate policies

The following table provides information on funders from around the world and the open access policies they have in place.

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Argentina

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Fundacion ANTORCHAS
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Australia

Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 01 Jan 2013
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 22 February 2012
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Austria

Fonds zur Foerderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 09 October 2006
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes

Belgium

Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: No
  • Repository link: Unknown
Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 07 April 2007
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes

Brazil

FAPESP
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Canada

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 02 October 2007
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 01 October 2008
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 23 April 2009
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 04 January 2007
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
Fonds de la Recherche en Sante Quebec (FRSQ)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 05 February 2009
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Yes
Genome Canada
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 23 April 2009
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Yes
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 05 July 2010
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 23 August 2009
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
National Research Council Canada
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 16 July 2008
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 27 June 2008
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Yes

Chile

Fondo Nacional De Desarrollo Cientifico Y Tecnologico (FONDECYT)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Iniciativa Cientifica Milenio
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

China

Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Denmark

Danish Advanced Technology Foundation
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 05 November 2012
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 05 November 2012
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Danish Council for Strategic Research
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 05 November 2012
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Danish Council for Technology and Innovation
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 05 November 2012
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Danish National Research Foundations
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 05 November 2012
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Europe

EUR-OCEANS Consortium on Ocean Ecosystem Analysis
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 21 March 2011
  • Funds: No
  • Repository link: Yes
European Commission (FP7)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 20 August 2008
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
European Research Council (ERC)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 04 January 2007
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes

France

Agence Nationale de la recherche (ANR) (Humanities and Social Sciences Branch)
  • OA Policy: Unknown
  • Introduced: 29 July 2008
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Yes
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 17 March 2005
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
INSERM (Institut national de la sante et de la recherche medicale)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 11 June 2006
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
Institut Pasteur
  • OA Policy: no
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Germany

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 18 August 2006
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
Max Planck Society
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link:Unknown

Greece

National Hellenic Research Foundation
  • OA Policy: no
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Hungary

Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 22 July 2009
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes

Iceland

Rannis - The Icelandic Centre for Researc
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 08 February 2013
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

India

Indian Council of Medical Research
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown

International

British Council
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
TWAS: The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Ireland

Health Research Board
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: 16 February 2008
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
Irish Higher Education Authority (HEA)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 22 August 2008
  • Funds: No
  • Repository link: Yes
Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 18 September 2007
  • Funds: No
  • Repository link: Yes
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 18 February 2009
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes

Israel

Israel Science Foundation
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown

Italy

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
Telethon
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 01 March 2010
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes

Jamaica

Scientific Research Council
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Japan

Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Lebanon

National Council for Scientific Research Lebanon (CNRS)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Lithuania

Lithuanian Science Council
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Mexico

National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Netherlands

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown

New Zealand

Health Research Council of New Zealand
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Norway

Research Council of Norway
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 05 February 2009
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Yes

Poland

State Committee for Scientific Research (KBN)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Portugal

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Russia

Russian Foundation for Basic Research
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Russian Human Science Fund
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Singapore

Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

South Africa

National Research Foundation
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
South African Medical Research Council
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown

Spain

Congreso de los Diputados
  • OA Policy: Unknown
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Consejo Superior de Invesigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
Government of the Principality of Asturias
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 06 February 2009
  • Funds: No
  • Repository link: Yes
Madrid Autonomous Community of Spain (CM)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 28 March 2009
  • Funds: No
  • Repository link: Unknown

Sweden

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
Swedish Research Council
  • OA Policy: no
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown

Switzerland

Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (SAGW)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown

Thailand

BIOTEC
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
National Research Council of Thailand
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

Turkey

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown

UK

Action on Hearing Loss
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Arthritis Research UK
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 04 January 2007
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Yes
Arthritis Research UK
  • OA Policy: Unknown
  • Introduced: 04 January 2007
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
British Heart Foundation (BHF)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 09 January 2007
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: No
Cancer Research UK
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 09 January 2007
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: No
Chief Scientists Office, Scottish Executive (CSO)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 09 January 2007
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: No
Department of Health (NHS/NIHR)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 09 January 2007
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: No
Dunhill Medical Trust
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 26 July 2011
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 04 October 2011
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee)
  • OA Policy: Unknown
  • Introduced: 02 October 2007
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Yes
Multiple Sclerosis Society (UK)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 07 February 2013
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Nuffield Foundation
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: No
  • Repository link: Unknown
Parkinson's UK
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 16 July 2012
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust
  • OA Policy: Unknown
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Stroke Association
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
Wellcome Trust
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 23 July 2006
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown

USA

American Association for Cancer Research
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
American Heart Association
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Autism Speaks
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 13 November 2008
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Yes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • OA Policy: Unknown
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
Department of Energy (DOE) - Office of Biological and Environmental Research
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 02 October 2007
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
March of Dimes
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • OA Policy: Yes
  • Introduced: 25 December 2007
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Yes
National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Unknown
  • Repository link: Unknown
Rockefeller Foundation
  • OA Policy: No
  • Introduced: Unknown
  • Funds: Yes
  • Repository link: Unknown
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