The UK Research Councils (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC, and STFC) issued an open access policy in April 2013, which came into immediate effect. In summary, this states:
An annual audit of compliance with the policy is carried out in September each year.
Full details of the RCUK policy and an FAQ are available at http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/openaccess/
RCUK has made available some funding to the University of Hull to support use of Gold Open Access. To apply for this funding, please use the form within the Library Services channel of the portal.
RCUK and HEFCE have advocated the use of quality-related research (QR) funding to support Gold Open Access APC payments. There is no current institutional policy on financial support for Gold Open Access, and decisions on making use of this option sit at a Faculty/Departmental/individual level as appropriate.
The attached document provides full guidance on open access and how to comply with the RCUK policy. This current version dates from February 2015 and replaces all; previous versions.
The RCUK Open Access policy requires use of the following licenses when publishing on open access: