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About FACT


SHERPA/FACT (Funders' & Authors' Compliance Tool) is a tool to help researchers check whether or not the journals in which they wish to publish their results comply with their funder's requirements for open access to research.

FACT combines and interprets data from SHERPA/RoMEO, SHERPA/JULIET and other sources to provide clear guidance to researchers, on compliance with Research Councils UK and Wellcome Trust Open Access policies, and offers advice on their available options.

The tool:

SHERPA/FACT is maintained by the Centre for Research Communications (CRC), University of Nottingham.

This service is currently aimed at authors funded by Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust, to provide clear guidance on compliance with their Open Access (OA) policies and advice on the options available. It could be extended to cover other research funders.

Our Sponsors

Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust provided the seed funding to develop FACT. Jisc, RCUK and the Wellcome Trust now jointly fund the continued maintenance of FACT.

RCUK logo Wellcome Trust logo JISC logo

Supported Funders

FACT references the open access policies of the following research funders:

Arthritis Research UK logo AHRC logo BBSRC logo Bloodwise logo British Heart Foundation logo Cancer Research UK logo ESRC logo
EPSRC logo MRC logo NERC logo STFC logo Wellcome Trust logo


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