The Wellcome Trust has stated that it plans to get tougher to ensure that Wellcome Trust funded research is made open access within six months of original publication. This six-month target has also been suggested by the Research Council UK.
Although the six month target is already Wellcome Trust policy, only 55% of partners are currently compliant. Steps under consideration to increase compliance include holding back final grant payments until results had been made OA or taking researchers OA track-records into account before granting new funding.
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