Independent report

Guidance on managing copyright under UKRI open access policy

Guidance document for researchers and research organisations to manage third-party copyright to comply with UKRI’s open access policy.

UKRI, Clare Painter Associates


Managing third-party copyright for research publications (PDF)

, 5 MB

If you cannot open or read this document, you can ask for a different format.

Request a different format

Email, telling us:

  • the name of the document
  • what format you need
  • any assistive technology you use (such as type of screen reader).

Find out about our approach to the accessibility of our website.


A guide on how to manage third-party copyright, clear permissions, and use third-party content in line with copyright law. This guidance is produced by UKRI in collaboration with Professor Emily Hudson, Professor Tanya Aplin, and Clare Painter Associates.

This is the website for UKRI: our seven research councils, Research England and Innovate UK. Let us know if you have feedback or would like to help improve our online products and services.