Open access pilot in FP7
In August 2008, the European Commission launched an open access pilot in FP7. Under this pilot, grant recipients in seven areas (energy, environment, health, parts of information and communication technologies, research infrastructures, science in society, and social sciences and humanities) will be required to:
- deposit peer reviewed research articles or final manuscripts resulting from their FP7 projects into an online repository;
- make their best efforts to ensure open access to these articles within either six (health, energy, environment, parts of information and communication technologies, research infrastructures) or twelve months (social sciences and humanities, science in society) after publication.
A related special clause will be added in the grant agreements.