The following table shows for each cOAlition S Organisation:

  • The date their Plan S-aligned Open Access policy will apply from
  • What their Plan S-aligned Open Access policy will apply to

It also shows which funders are adopting the Rights Retention Strategy to support the implementation of their Plan S-aligned OA policy from 1/1/2021. These funders are designated as “early adopters”. Other funders, who plan to update their grant conditions at a later date, are categorised as “adoption to follow”.

cOAlition S organisation (funder) Launch date for implementing  Plan S-aligned OA policy Application of Plan S principles  Rights Retention Strategy  Support the payment of fair and reasonable APCs in Transformative Journals
Academy of Finland (AKA) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow Yes
Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) 1st January 2022 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2022 Adopted Yes
Austrian Science Fund (FWF) 1st January 2021 All new grants awarded after 1/1/2021 Adopted Yes, but only when the journal is part of a Transformative Agreement
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 1st January 2021 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2021 Adopted Yes
European Commission
(Horizon Europe Framework Programme)
1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 The EC policy – as per the Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement – includes a prior obligation for its beneficiaries which is aligned with the Rights Retention Strategy No
Formas (Sweden) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adopted Yes
FORTE (Sweden) 1st January 2021 All new grants awarded after 1/1/2021 Adopted No
Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal (FCT) July 2022 TBA TBA TBA
French National Research Agency (ANR) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after the publication of the ANR action plan in 2021 Adopted Yes
Higher Council for Science and Technology (HCST, Jordan) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow N/A
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) 1st January 2022 Research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2022 Adopted Yes
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adopted Yes
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN, Italy) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow Yes
National Science and Technology Council (NSTC, Zambia) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow N/A
National Science Centre, Poland (NCN) 1st January 2021 All new grants awarded after 1/1/2021 Adopted Yes
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adopted No
Québec Research Funds (QRF)/ Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) TBA TBA TBA TBA
Research Council of Norway (RCN) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adopted Yes
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) 1st January 2021 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2021 Adopted Yes
Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow Yes
South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) 1st January 2021 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2021 Adopted Yes
Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF) 1st January 2021 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow Yes
United Kingdom Research & Innovation (UKRI) 1 April 2022 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/4/2022 Authors are required to assert licensing and immediate OA at submission when using Route 2 of the UKRI policy, this aligns with the Rights Retention Strategy Yes. UKRI, however, does so only when a transformative journal meets the criteria set out by Jisc, on behalf of the UK research and higher education sector. 
Vinnova (Sweden) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow N/A
Wellcome 1st January 2021 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2021 Adopted Yes
World Health Organization (WHO) 1st January 2021 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2021 In view of WHO’s legal status as an intergovernmental organization, the RRS is not applicable for the research it supports. WHO’s OA policy is fully aligned with Plan S. Yes
Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) 1st January 2021 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2021 TDR is under WHO’s responsibility. In view of WHO’s legal status as an intergovernmental organization, the RRS is not applicable for the research it supports. WHO’s OA policy is fully aligned with Plan S. Yes
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