Open Access requirements
Many funders require that publications are made available in open access, when these are the result of research supported by their grants.
Open access policy EUR
The EUR has an open access policy since 2011. Every publication should be deposited in the institutional repository RePub. When you do so, you are compliant with the open access conditions of large funders like NWO and the EU.
NWO requires that researchers make their publication immediately available in Open Access at the moment of publication. You are compliant if you publish in Gold Open Access or if you deposit your publication in RePub once it is published.
According to the Horizon2020 model agreement, each beneficiary must ensure Open Access (free of charge, online access for any user) to all peer-reviewed scientific publications relating to its results. The EU accepts an embargo period of 6 months (sciences) up to 12 months (humanities and social sciences). You are compliant if you publish in Gold Open Access or if you deposit your publication in RePub.
Researchers receiving an ERC-grant should deposit their publications in an international depository by discipline (PubMed central for life sciences, Zenodo for articles in other discplines and OAPEN for books) or an institutional repository. You are compliant if you deposit your publication in Repub and you can additionally publish in gold open access.
What does the publisher allow me to do?
When you are uncertain whether your publisher allows you to deposit your article or which version to deposit, you can check the conditions at Sherpa/RoMEO.