There are no formal commitments on open access to grants funded under the 2007-2011 7th PC ERC work programs, and none are provided for concept project grants under any of the 7th PC ERC work programs. At the beginning of the submission/publication process, authors must review the publication agreement they must sign to determine whether they retain the right to archive their work themselves with an embargo period of no more than six months. ERC Frontier Research Grants (starting Grants), Consolidator Grants, Advanced Grants, Synergy Grants), resulting from calls to the 2012 and 2013 ERC work programs, require recipients to immediately file all scientific publications related to the results of the fellowship-funded research (including monographs, books and book chapters) and to do everything possible to allow them open access within six months of publication. Article 7 of the grant agreement for these grants includes the nature of Special Clause 39 DUC (oapen.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/d40023095c3a45a2b58d4943957d5a2b.pdf): open access rules differ depending on the type of ERC grant and under the work program. This page provides a brief overview of the formal rules 1 for PC 7 and Horizon 2020. For all the details, it is advisable to review the grant agreement. If you have any questions about erc Open Access requirements, please contact the ERC – Frequently Asked Questions 2 or contact the ERC Open Access team at ERC-OPEN-ACCESS@ec.europa.eu . Most of the provisions of the GA cannot be changed. However, specific details can be agreed individually with the European Commission/Financing Agency during the preparatory phase. B of financial assistance, such as the start-up of the project and the amount of pre-financing. All ERC Frontier Research Grants (starting Grants, Consolidator Grants, Advanced Grants, Synergy Grants) and all Horizon 2020 proof-of-concept grants require recipients to have open access to all scientific publications reviewed by experts regarding the results of the fellowship-funded research (including monographs, books and book chapters). The obligations to provide open access are described in Article 29.2 of the ERC`s standard grant contract for Horizon 2020 ERC research grants: authors must inform the publisher of the special clause of the ERC open access and request a waiver from the publisher`s directive (options include maintaining copyright through a publication license or amending the publication contract to retain the right of self-archiving with an embargo of up to six months).