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Research funders requirements

For employees at the University of Oslo there are two main research financers with requirements pertaining Open Access. The Research Council of Norway and the EU require that publications which report research results which have been funded by them, must be published in open channels.

The government

The government’s goal is that all pubclicly funded Norwegian research articles should be made openly available by 2024, and the government has established guidelines and measures for open access to research articles.
Read the document National goals and guidelines for open access to research articles (PDF)


UiOs Open Access policy is in accordance with the government's guidelines: all members of staff "shall undertake to do their best to ensure that scientific articles deposited into the institutional repository can be made openly available as soon as possible".

The individual researcher at UiO has the following responsibility: "The researcher shall ensure that a full text version of all scientific articles is submitted to the institutional repository."

Researchers submit their articles in Cristin, with transfer to DUO research archive.

The Research Council of Norway

If your project is funded by the Research Council of Noway, the following regulations on Open Access apply:

cOAlition S (Plan S) and the Research Council of Norway

By 2020 scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants provided by participating national and European research councils and funding bodies, must be published in compliant Open Access Journals or on compliant Open Access Platforms. The Research Council of Norway is one of the participating research funding organisations.

An implementation task force will now collaborate with other stakeholders and work towards the implementation of these principles.

Read more:

cOAlition S. Making Open Access a reality by 2020 (Science Europe)

The EU

If your project is funded by the EU, the following regulations on Open Access apply:

  • A machine readable copy of a published article, or the latest peer reviewed manuscript (postprint) must be deposited in a repository like DUO research archive at UiO. This must be done as soon as possible, and at the latest upon publication.

    • Please note that this step applies even when open access publishing is chosen ("gold" in Open Access or hybrid journal).

  • After depositing your publication, you must ensure Open Access via the chosen repository, and if possible, also with underlying research data. Maximum embargo period is 6 months for articles in STM journals, and 12 months in journals for social sciences and humanities.

    • Bibliographic data must be available immediately to ensure that a publication is searchable and retrievable in the repository.

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Published Oct. 27, 2015 2:42 PM - Last modified Oct. 22, 2018 9:12 AM