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NIHR Policy Summary

Peer-reviewed research articles (including review articles not commissioned by publishers, final reports or executive summaries) arising from research supported through NIHR funding should be made open access via Europe PubMed Central within six months of publication. Where open access is provided via the gold route, associated costs can be supported by the original NIHR grant or an NIHR Open Access Fund.

NIHR Gold open access

Where NIHR funds are used to pay open access charges, articles should be published with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence and allow for immediate deposit of the final published version in other repositories without restriction on re-use.

Charges for Gold open access publishing can be met from the original NIHR award. Where appropriate, funds may be available from the NIHR through their open access fund. Researchers should contact the awarding NIHR Programme Coordinating Centre for guidance.

NIHR Green open access

Where publisher policy allows, authors should deposit the accepted manuscript in Europe PubMed Central upon acceptance, to be made freely available within six months of publication.

We would also encourage authors to upload the accepted manuscript to MyImpact to facilitate reporting on compliance with the open access requirements for REF.

Deposit in ePrints via MyImpact


NIHR open access policy