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Open Data Funder Mandates Toolkit

Open Research Toolkit

Open Research is the practice of making both the process and the outputs of research transparent and freely accessible, whenever possible. There are a number of benefits to open research including increased visibility, higher citation rates and greater opportunities for collaboration. Increasingly, funders are introducing policies and mandates concerning public access to the research they fund.

The information below summarizes the current position of key QUB funders on Open Research, linking to the relevant funder policies when possible. The Open Research team will do their utmost to ensure the accuracy of the information provided but it remains the responsibility of individual researchers to be aware of, and abide by, the terms and conditions of their research grants. Please note that policies, as well as potential sanctions for non-compliance, might evolve. The most up-to-date policies can be found on funders’ websites.

If your funder is not listed on the table below, further guidance as to Research Funders’ Open Access policies can be found on the Sherpa Juliet database. If you are not sure about the policy of your funder (or whether your funder has a specific research data policy), please contact your research funder directly.