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Open Access at CBS: Research Funding and Open Access

In this LibGuide you will find everything related to Open Access at Copenhagen Business School. Navigate by clicking on the blue tabs.

Contact info

For questions, please contact Lene Hald and Claus Rosenkrantz Hansen at oa@cbs.dk

Horizon Europe

Find information about Open Access requirements in Horizon Europe in the box to the right.

Find general information about Horizon Europe on The Ministry of Higher Education and Science' website: https://ufm.dk/en/research-and-innovation/funding-programmes-for-research-and-innovation/eu-and-international-funding-programmes/horizon-europe

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Research funding and Open Access

If your research is funded by the EU, e.g. Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe, or by Danish Public Research Councils and Foundations, you need to be aware of Open Access requirements.

On this page you can find the general requirements, but check the grant agreement to see the specific requirements for your research project.

Regarding EU framework programmes, be aware that the grant may be reduced, if you do not comply with the requirements.

Last updated: July 2021

Funders' Open Access requirements

Funders' Open Access requirements

Click on the tabs above to find information about the general Open Access requirements from:

  • Horizon Europe
  • Horizon 2020
  • Danish Public Research Funds and Foundations

Last updated: July 2021

Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe was launched in 2021, and is the EU’s newest framework programme for research and innovation.

Compared to Horizon 2020, the focus on Open Science has increased, and the Open Access requirements are more extensive.

You can find the Open Access requirements in your grant agreement under Article 17: “Communication, Dissemination, and Visibility”.

In the Horizon Europe General Grant Agreement, the Open Access requirements are as follows (https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/common/agr-contr/general-mga_horizon-euratom_en.pdf pp. 108-109):

The beneficiaries must ensure open access to peer-reviewed scientific publications relating to their results. In particular, they must ensure that:

  • at the latest at the time of publication, a machine-readable electronic copy of the published version or the final peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication, is deposited in a trusted repository for scientific publications
  • immediate open access is provided to the deposited publication via the repository, under the latest available version of the Creative Commons Attribution International Public License (CC BY) or a license with equivalent rights; for monographs and other long-text formats, the license may exclude commercial uses and derivative works (e.g. CC BY-NC, CC BY-ND) and
  • information is given via the repository about any research output or any other tools and instruments needed to validate the conclusions of the scientific publication.

Beneficiaries (or authors) must retain sufficient intellectual property rights to comply with the open access requirements.

Metadata of deposited publications must be open under a Creative Common Public Domain Dedication (CC 0) or equivalent, in line with the FAIR principles (in particular machine-actionable) and provide information at least about the following: publication (author(s), title, date of publication, publication venue); Horizon Europe or Euratom funding; grant project name, acronym and number; licensing terms; persistent identifiers for the publication, the authors involved in the action and, if possible, for their organisations and the grant. Where applicable, the metadata must include persistent identifiers for any research output or any other tools and instruments needed to validate the conclusions of the publication.

Only publication fees in full open access venues for peer-reviewed scientific publications are eligible for reimbursement.

Find more reference documents related to Horizon Europe here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/how-to-participate/reference-documents;programCode=HORIZON

Need help? If you have questions on how to comply with the OA requirements, you are always welcome to contact us (see contact info in the top box to the left).

Last updated: July 2021

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 was the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation from 2014-2020. It still has ongoing projects.

You can find the Open Access requirements of Horizon 2020 in your grant agreement under Article 29.2 “Open Access to scientific publications”.

In the Horizon 2020 General Model Grant Agreement, the Open Access requirements are as follows (https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/mga/gga/h2020-mga-gga-multi_en.pdf p. 69):

Each beneficiary must ensure open access (free of charge, online access for any user) to all peer-reviewed scientific publications relating to its results.

In particular, it must:

  1. As soon as possible and at the latest on publication, deposit a machine-readable electronic copy of the published version or final peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication in a repository for scientific publications;

Moreover, the beneficiary must aim to deposit at the same time the research data needed to validate the results presented in the deposited scientific publications.

  1. Ensure open access to the deposited publication — via the repository — at the latest:
    1. on publication, if an electronic version is available for free via the publisher, or
    2. within six months of publication (twelve months for publications in the social sciences and humanities) in any other case.
  2. Ensure open access — via the repository — to the bibliographic metadata that identify the deposited publication.

The bibliographic metadata must be in a standard format and must include all of the following:

    • 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;
    • the publication date, and length of embargo period if applicable, and
    • a persistent identifier.

Need help? If you have questions on how to comply with the OA requirements, you are always welcome to contact us (see contact info in the top box to the left).

Last updated: July 2021

Danish Public Research Funds and Foundations

The following Danish Public Research Funds and Foundations have published a common Open Access policy:

  • Independent Research Fund Denmark (Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond)
  • Innovation Fund Denmark (Innovationsfonden)
  • Danish National Research Foundation (Danmarks Grundforskningsfond)

"This policy means that published scientific articles, which are the result of full or partial financing by funds and foundations, must be made freely available to everybody via Open Access with the permission of the magazine."

Read their Open Access policy here: https://dff.dk/en/about-us/goals-and-policies/open-access-policy

Note especially:

  • The allowed embargo periods for social sciences and humanities is 12 months (6 months for other research areas)
  • Green Open Access is prefered, Gold Open Access is accepted, and Hybrid Open Access should be avoided (information on Open Access-types here).

Need help? If you have questions on how to comply with the OA requirements, you are always welcome to contact us (see contact info in the top box to the left).

Last updated: July 2021

Research Data Management

In addition to Open Access requirements, you may also find Research Data Management (RDM) requirements in grant agreements.

At CBS we have an RDM support team, that you can ask for help. Find contact details and more information about RDM at CBS here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/cbs-research-profile/research-data-management/research-data-management-support