Analysis of funder Open Access policies around the world


We have analysed 51 mandatory funder polices listed in the ROARMAP registry (http://roarmap.eprints.org) according to which routes to OA the policy specifies. The results at 10 February 2013 are shown below.
Green (repository-based) OA required
Gold (journals) required where available
Either Green or Gold routes satisfy policy requirements
36
1
14

Funders permitting Gold OA article processing fees to be paid from research grant, or by a request to the funder = 20

Green (repository-based) Open Access required: 36 funders
ArgentinaMinisterio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva
AustraliaAustralian Research Council
AustraliaNational Health and Medical Research Council
BelgiumFWO (Flanders Research Office)
CanadaCanadian Institutes of Health Research
CanadaNational Research Council
CanadaInternational Development Research Centre
ChinaNational Science Library Chinese Academy of Sciences
DenmarkCouncil for Independent Research, the Danish National Research Foundation, the Danish Council for Strategic Research, the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation, and the Council for Technology and Innovation (joint policy)
European UnionEuropean Research Council
EU Member StatesEUR-OCEANS Consortium on Ocean Ecosystem Analysis
FranceAgence Nationale de la Recherche
FranceINSERM
FranceINRIA
FranceIFREMER
IrelandScience Foundation Ireland
IrelandHealth Research Board
IrelandIrish Research Council
ItalyTelethon
NorwayNorwegian Research Council
SpainGovernment of the Principality of Asturias
SpainMadrid Autonomous Community
SpainGeneral State Administration
UkraineParliament of Ukraine
UKArthritis Research UK
UKBritish Heart Foundation
UKCancer Research UK
UKChief Scientist Office Scotland
UKDepartment of Health
UKDunhill Medical Trust
UKMultiple Sclerosis Society
UKWellcome Trust
USANational Institutes of Health
USAHoward Hughes Medical Institute
USAAutism Speaks
USAInstitute of Education Sciences

Gold (journal-based) Open Access required: 1 funder
UKResearch Councils UK

Either Green or Gold routes satisfy policy requirements: 14 funders
AustriaFWF (Fonds zur Foerderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung)
CanadaOntario Institute of Cancer Research
CanadaFonds de recherche du Québec
CanadaCanadian Health Services Research Foundation
CanadaHeart and Stroke Foundation
European UnionEuropean Commission
EU Member StatesCERN
HungaryAcademy of Sciences
HungaryHungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)
IcelandRannis
IndiaCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research
SwedenSwedish research Council Formas
SwedenSwedish Research Council Vetenskapradet
SwitzerlandSwiss National Science Foundation

The list will be updated as new policies are implemented.  Further analysis of policy requirements is also to be undertaken. Examples of future analyses include policy effectiveness and the kind of deposit requirements specified by Green policies.