Peer-reviewed scientific articles shall be published under a global licence that guarantees immediate access free of charge. The licence must also guarantee the free redistribution and reproduction of article contents. This condition supports both the dissemination and reuse of research outputs and the researcher’s rights to the research outputs and the results presented in them.
As a rule, the Research Council requires the use of Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0, but deviations from this requirement is possible in the following cases:
The articles may, subject to a licence, contain content produced by other authors, the copyright of which is not affected by the licences in question.
It is not necessary to ask permission from the Research Council for the use of permitted licences. This will be applied retroactively to Research Council funding decisions made after 2 November 2020.