The post-grant Open Access Pilot facilitates the reimbursement of publication fees after the end of a grant agreement within the FP7 programme through the OpenAIRE project.
The pilot provides an additional instrument to improve access to research results from FP7 projects, but does not affect authors' choice on how their project publications are made Open Access. The OpenAIRE2020 project (in which several euroCRIS-members are participating) aims to promote open scholarship and substantially improve the discoverability and reusability of research publications and data. OpenAIRE2020 will assist in monitoring H2020 research outputs and will be a key infrastructure for reporting H2020’s scientific publications as it will be loosely coupled to the EC’s IT backend systems.
The EC has published Guidelines that will guide you through the policy behind this initiative.