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Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust supports unrestricted access to the published output of research as a fundamental part of its charitable mission and a public benefit to be encouraged wherever possible.
Specifically, the Wellcome Trust:

  • expects authors of research papers to maximise the opportunities to make their results available for free;
  • requires electronic copies of any research papers that have been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and are supported in whole or in part by Wellcome Trust funding, to be made available through PubMed Central (PMC) and Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) as soon as possible and in any event within six months of the journal publisher's official date of final publication;
  • will provide grant holders with additional funding, through their institutions, to cover open access charges, where appropriate, in order to meet the Trust's requirements
  • encourages - and where it pays an open access fee, requires - authors and publishers to licence research papers using the Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY) so they may be freely copied and re-used (for example, for text- and data-mining purposes or creating a translation), provided that such uses are fully attributed.

Wellcome Trust Open Access Policy

British Heart Foundation

All grant holders must comply with their Policy on Open Access, and should deposit an electronic copy of each primary research paper funded wholly or in part by the British Heart Foundation in Europe PubMed Central within 6 months of publication.

The findings from the research funded by the Grant should be made freely available to the broader scientific community as soon as possible.

British Heart Foundation Open Access Policy


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