Public access to publicly funded researc…

Public access to publicly funded research: how and why mandatory policies by funders? :

“This contribution is aimed at presenting the principles upon which rely the mandatory Open Access policies of over 40 funding organizations worldwide. Most of them are in the biomedical field. Policies require that outputs of research publicly funded must be publicly available by self-archiving in an Open Archive. One of the latest funders to adopt such a policy is Telethon Foundation. The European Union also mandates Open Access for researches granted within the 7 Framework Program.”