Charities Open Access Fund (COAF) authors

COAF have disbanded and the charities have changed how they provide support.

Researchers funded by these organisations should contact them to arrange payment:

  • Versus Arthritis
  • Blood Cancer UK
  • Parkinson’s UK

Researchers funded by the following organisations should continue to contact the library. Funding will be arranged on a case by case basis:

  • Wellcome Trust
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Cancer Research UK

Open access publishing

Open Access is free, unrestricted online access to research outputs. It is a requirement of publication for many funders and for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions. Find out more about Open Access, REF and funder requirements, funding and payment details.

Open access claim form

Make a claim for gold publication of Research Council, CRUK or Wellcome funded papers.

Page, colour and other publication charges (including membership) remain the responsibility of the author or department.

Open Access training courses

Book onto one of our training courses for an introduction to funder and REF open access policy requirements.

Contact us

Open Access team 

Telephone 0117 42 83391

Research Support Librarians

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