Plan S


Making full and immediate Open Access a reality

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 Implementation
Academy of Finland (AKA) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow
Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) 1st January 2022 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2022 Early adopter
Austrian Science Fund (FWF) 1st January 2021 All new grants awarded from 1/1/2021 Early adopter
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 1st January 2021 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2021 Early adopter
European Commission
(Horizon Europe Framework Programme)
1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Early adopter
(Note: the EC intends to implement the Rights Retention Strategy through the adoption of the Model Grant Agreement in Autumn 2020)
Formas (Sweden) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Early adopter
FORTE (Sweden) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow
French National Research Agency (ANR) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after the publication of the ANR action plan in 2021 Early adopter
Higher Council for Science and Technology (HCST, Jordan) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Early adopter
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN, Italy) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow
National Science and Technology Council (NSTC, Zambia) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow
National Science Centre, Poland (NCN) 1st January 2021 All new grants awarded after 1/1/2021 Early adopter
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Early adopter
Research Council of Norway (RCN) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Early adopter
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) 1st January 2021 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2021 Early adopter
Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow
South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) 1st January 2021 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2021 Early adopter
United Kingdom Research & Innovation (UKRI) Awaiting outcome from OA review
Vinnova (Sweden) 1st January 2021 All new funding calls opened after 1/1/2021 Adoption to follow
Wellcome 1st January 2021 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2021 Early adopter
World Health Organization
Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO/ TDR)
1st January 2021 All research articles submitted for publication from 1/1/2021 Early adopter
Page last updated: 15th July 2020