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Funder guidelines (brief)

Overview of funder publication, data policies and support provided:

N.B. The research funder links in the table take you to the detailed funder guidelines.

F- Full coverage; P- Partial Coverage; N- No coverage

 

Policy Coverage

Policy Stipulations

Support Provided

 

Published Outputs

Data

Time

Limits

Data

Plan

Access/

Sharing

Long-term curation

Monitoring

Guidance

Repository

Data Centre

Costs

NRF*

F

F

F

F

F

N

P

P

N

N

P

NERC

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

P

Wellcome Trust

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

P

F

MRC

F

F

F

F

F

F

P

P

F

N

P

EDCTP2

F

F

F

F

F

P

F

F

F

N

P

Gates Foundation

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

N

N

F

NSF

F

F

F

F

F

P

F

F

F

F

P

SA National Funding  RCUK funding EU/Horizon 2020 funding US Federal Funding

Original concept and UK funder details provided by the Digital Curation Centre

Terms

  • Published outputs: a policy on published outputs e.g. journal articles and conference papers

  • Data: a datasets policy or statement on access to and maintenance of electronic resources

  • Time limits: set timeframes for making content accessible or preserving research outputs

  • Data plan: requirement to consider data creation, management or sharing in the grant application

  • Access/sharing: promotion of OA journals, deposit in repositories, data sharing or reuse

  • Long-term curation: stipulations on long-term maintenance and preservation of research outputs

  • Monitoring: whether compliance is monitored or action taken such as withholding funds

  • Guidance: provision of FAQs, best practice guides, toolkits, and support staff

  • Repository: provision of a repository to make published research outputs accessible

  • Data centre: provision of a data centre to curate unpublished electronic resources or data

  • Costs: a willingness to meet publication fees and data management / sharing costs

 

Funder Data Policies

Details are available for the following UCT Funders:

Deposit Guidelines for Funding Agency Approved Repositories

Deposit guidelines for data destined for funder mandated repositories: