Where a research publication arises in whole or in part from SFI funded research (i.e. where one or other of the researchers concerned receives SFI funds in support of their endeavours), the SFI Open Access Availability of Published Research Policy will be adhered to with effect from 1 February 2009.
The intellectual effectiveness and progress of the widespread research community will be continually enhanced where the community has access and recourse to as wide a range of shared knowledge and findings as possible. This is particularly the case in the realm of publicly funded research where there is a need to ensure the advancement of scientific research and innovation in the interests of society and the economy, without unnecessary duplication of research effort. This publication policy confirms the freedom of researchers to publish first wherever they feel is the most appropriate.
The costs of publishing or depositing in an Open Access repository are allowable as an Eligible Cost under SFI Awards and should be charged against the Miscellaneous budget line.
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