Corporate report

Equality impact assessment of the UKRI Open Access Policy

An assessment of the new UKRI open access policy’s potential impact on individuals with protected characteristics



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In August 2021, UKRI announced a new open access policy for publications that acknowledge funding from UKRI or any of its councils.

This assessment outlines:

  • the potential positive or negative impact of UKRI’s new policy on individuals with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010
  • how UKRI can mitigate negative impacts.

Find the new UKRI open access policy and existing research councils policy in making your research publications open access.

For more information on the UKRI Open Access Review and how UKRI is implementing the new policy, see shaping our open access policy.

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