The foundation requires that any publication based on a DDCF-funded research project must be made freely available and downloadable online in a timely manner and with as few restrictions as possible, in order to ensure that DDCF-funded research can be accessed, read and built upon. Starting with grants made in 2013, DDCF grantees and their institutions must agree to fulfill this requirement by depositing all documents accepted for publication resulting from their DDCF-funded research project into the National Institutes of Health’s PubMed Central (“PMC”) in accordance with the following stipulations:
The effective date is DDCF grants awarded as of 2013.
The manuscript version required is the final, peer-reviewed manuscript version.
The embargo period is no later than 12 months after the official date of publication.
The repository is PubMed Central (PMC).