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HowOpenIsIt? Guide to research funder policies
Open Research Funders Group [corporate] and SPARC [corporate]

PublishedJuly 2017
PeriodicalPages 1
PublisherOpen Research Funders Group, SPARC

A growing number of organizations are committing to the open sharing of research outputs. This guide is intended to help research funders develop open policies that advance their organizational values. A well-rounded policy should take into account a number of different considerations, recognizing that nuance exists within each of these areas. This guide frames the choices funding organizations should consider, and highlights the continuum that exists between a fully open and a fully closed policy.

Keywords funding policy · open policies · open research · open research policy · policy

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