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Most questions we receive about Open Access concern funding.

Who will fund Open Access?

First and foremost, we encourage you to take advantage of agreements that Leiden University has with publishers.

Funding agencies

Increasingly, research funders consider the costs of knowledge dissemination to be a part of the research budget, thereby providing the possibility of a refund. Please take note of their demands and regulations in your research proposal.

The most important funding agencies are listed below:

NWO has an incentive fund for current NWO financed research projects.
OpenAIRE runs the FP7 post-grant Open Acces Pilot, to finance APCs from current or closed projects.

Leiden Repository: free of charge

You may also use the facilities of the Leiden Repository to publish in Green Open Access without any additional costs.

The Leiden Repository enables the accessibility of scientific publications from Leiden University. Digital preservation of your publications is guaranteed by means of a link to the e-depot of the National Library of the Netherlands.

Submission of publications is dealt with via LUCRIS and also generates publication lists for your personal page. The Leiden Repository is frequently used, counting over 2,3 million downloads in 2015.