The UK National Institute for Health Research have announced their new open access policy [below from their website – published 11th November 2021)
The NIHR has today announced its new Open Access policy, requiring all peer-reviewed research articles arising from NIHR-funded research studies to be made immediately open access under an open licence.
In line with the Government’s commitment to Open Access, which “requires that research outputs funded by the UK government are freely available to the taxpayer who funds research” (R&D Roadmap), this new policy will allow evidence from NIHR funded research to be freely accessed and used across the health and social care system, empower patients and the public, and drive further innovation globally.
Based on extensive engagement with stakeholders, including members of the public, and review of evidence, NIHR has developed a new policy that will ensure that NIHR funded research findings are freely accessible, discoverable and reusable to all, including through Europe PMC. This change will apply to all peer-reviewed articles submitted for publication on or after 1 June 2022.
You can find the full details of their new policy here: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/new-open-access-policy-for-nihr-funded-researchers/29244
We will be updating the NIHR funder page in due course once NIHR have disclosed their policy implementation (forecast for March 2022)