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Research funders and open access

Funders and other public bodies have published a number of policies and reports in relation to open access. The following is a selection of the key policies:

RCUK Open Access Policy

Open Access at the Wellcome Trust

The Finch Report

JISC's tools are designed to help researchers navigate information on Open Access:

• SHERPA/RoMEO provides a searchable list of publisher copyright policies and self-archiving http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo

• SHERPA/JULIET provides a searchable list of funders’ open access policies http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet/

• SHERPA/FACT provides a tool which cross checks journals with funder requirements for open access to research http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/fact