Instructions Open Access for the applicants

ZonMw requires applicants to adhere to the ZonMw Open Access policy. For applicants, this means, among other things, that they are aware of the policy when submitting an application and of the possible inclusion of the Open Access publication costs in the budget, if this is permitted according to the project description. Read on this page which instructions apply to applicants.

Step-by-step guide

Firstly, read the page about Open Access policy carefully. Secondly, remember that all publications from research with ZonMw funding:

  • must be published Open Access
  • must be deposited in the European PMC repository
  • must be submitted to ZonMw as a completed product

Include Open Access costs as a separate cost item as required, if permitted according to the call for grant applications. The maximum permitted budget amount is specified in the call text.

Please note that general project data and personal data of awarded projects will be shared with EMBL-EBI, the administrator of Europe PMC. If you object to this, please let us know within two weeks of receiving the grant letter.