Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Open access policy and funds

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Current Policy

  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has had an Open Access policy since 1 January 2015.
  • From 1 January 2017: all research and supporting data to be made Gold OA under a CC BY licence (or equivalent). The Foundation will pay directly – researchers should not pay OA fees from their grant, or seek reimbursement. Additional costs such as page charges are also covered. 
  • See the Foundation’s website for more information.  

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