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Horizon 2020 Funder Policy: Horizon 2020 Funder Policy

All Horizon 2020 peer-reviewed articles are covered by Open Access requirements.

Monographs, books, conference proceedings and reports are not mandated, but Open Access is encouraged.

The policy requires that either the published article or accepted manuscript be deposited in a repository no later than publication. Maximum embargoes are six months for sciences and 12 months for arts, humanities and social sciences. Data sharing is encouraged but there is no obligation, except for projects covered by the Open Data Research Pilot.

Repository records must include the following metadata:

  • the terms [‘European Union (EU)’ and ‘Horizon 2020’][‘Euratom’ and 'Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018’];
  • the name of the action, acronym and grant number;

When uploading outputs to Pure, please include this information in the bibliographic notes field.

Open Access costs are eligible expenses that can be claimed from your research grant and should be budgeted for in grant applications. The current average APC is approximately £1750 + VAT.