All major Irish and European funders require some form of Open Access to research outputs that have been funded by the research grants.
Listed are some of the leading Irish funder's Open Access policies...
And some major European funders…
All funder's Open Access policies can be queried using the "Sherpa/Juliet" service.
Plan S, an initiative of cOALition S, was launched in September 2018 with the goal of achieving full and immediate open access to publications. COAlition S comprises a group of research funders that has committed to implementing Plan S, and aims to accelerate the transition to a scholarly publishing system characterised by immediate and free online access to scholarly publications.
To date, the list of funders that support COAlition S includes Science Foundation Ireland, UK Research & Innovation, WHO and Wellcome Trust.
There are three main routes to Plan S compliance:
If you wish to pursue the green route of Open Access the following tools may help you