Many funders of research both around the world and in Ireland have adopted open access policies to ensure that the results of publicly funded research are made freely available to the public. They require that publications arising from research which they have funded are made publicly accessible as soon as possible after publication.
This can be achieved in 2 ways, either by self-archiving in open access repositories such as CORA http://cora.ucc.ie or by publishing in open access journals. Depositing to CORA is the preferred method for meeting most of these funder's requirements.
Funders of research in the Irish environment with open access policies include
- Irish Research Council
- European Commission FP7 funded projects
- European Research Council
- Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
The Sherpa Juliet database provides a summary of open access policies given by various research funders as part of their grant awards.
The anticipated costs of depositing research data may be included in a grant application. Consider including costs relating to the preparation of data for deposit and ingestion, data storage, ongoing digital preservation and curation after the project, etc.
A useful step-by-step guide from the Foundation Center
This information focuses on National Institutes of Health (NIH) programmes but it has useful general information