UKRI’s new Open Access policy
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the UK government’s body that directs research and innovation funding, is introducing a new Open Access policy.
From 1 April 2022, UKRI-funded authors need to arrange for journal articles to contain a Data Access Statement, and be published immediately Open Access, with no embargo, under a CC BY licence.
Use the boxes below to access information on the new policy, and guidance on how to ensure that UKRI-funded papers meet the funder’s new requirements. You can also watch a short (6 minutes) presentation which introduces the policy and explains how University of Manchester authors can ensure compliance.
For more information about the long-form output component of UKRI's Open Access policy, which is due to be introduced in January 2024, please see our dedicated webpage.
Action for authors
Key information on the new policy, and practical steps that authors should take.
Drop in clinics
Details of weekly online Q&A sessions hosted by the Library.
More detailed information on the new policy, including different compliance routes available.
Guidance on scenarios where compliance with the new policy may be less straightforward.