On this page we’ve gathered together what we think are useful links to information and resources about open access. This is a page that we’ll be adding links to from now on so to make it easier for you.


Funding Councils

Department for Employment and Learning

Higher Educaton Funding Council for England

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Leverhulme Trust

Research Councils UK

Scottish Funding Council

Wellcome Trust


Edinburgh Napier University Open Access Policy 

HEFCE’s Policy for open access in the next Research Excellence Framework: Updated November 2016

HEFCE’s Open Access in the Research Excellence Framework: Extension of flexibility (published November 2016)

SHERPA services

SHERPA/FACT checks if the journal you want to publish in complies with your funder’s open access requirements

SHERPA/JULIET checks your research funder’s open access policy

SHERPA/ROMEO finds your publisher’s policy on self-archiving articles in open access repositories and on the web

SHERPA REF – find out if the journal you want to publish in, or have published in, allows you to comply with REF requirements for open access

Useful links

Charity Alliance Open Access Fund

Copyright User website

Horizon 2020


JISC Open Access Update – a quarterly digest of news about JISCs open access work

League of European Research Universities (LERU) statement on open access ‘Moving Forwards on Open Access’   

Creative Commons licence information and a handy Licence Chooser tool

Open Access in Horizon 2020


Research Information Network