Post-grant funds are available for FP7 Open Access publications and surely interesting to our TETRACOM partners.
The EC has launched a Pilot to fund OA publications for finalized FP7 projects through the OpenAIRE project. The EC's "Communication and Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information" identified a need to consider "whether and under what conditions open access publication fees can be reimbursed after the end of the grant agreement". As a consequence, a pilot funding instrument to support Open Access publishing for post-grant FP7 projects has been initiated. The post-grant Open Access 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.