Research Organizations More and More Demand Open Access

Publishing in Open Access means practicing good scientific practice and keeping to funding guidelines at the same time, because research funding institutions increasingly expect the results of funded research projects to be published in Open Access. After all, public financed research should be freely accessible. A major international initiative in this context is Plan S, an association of many different research funding organisations for the implementation of Open Access.

One possibility of finding out about the requirements of research funding organisations is Sherpa Juliet. This searchable database contains current information about the requirements of research funding organisations regarding Open Access, publication and data archiving.


The Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) offers a searchable overview of Open Access policies and mandates, both of funding organisations as well as research institutions and repositories. It helps researchers to check to what extent and which Open Access specifications exist for their publications, on the part of their university or research funding organisation for example.