Open Access Research: A Review of DFID’s Policy and Practice

Department For International Development

November 4
10:27 2019


The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has commissioned an independent review of its Research Open and Enhanced Access Policy. The review comes at a time of rapid development in the open access and open research data landscapes, and it aims to put DFID at the forefront of the international effort to promote openness and equity in research.

This report shows that DFID has made significant progress towards increasing access to its research outputs in recent years and that most of its published outputs are free to read online. At the same time, it identifies several opportunities to improve the policy and bring it into line with recent developments in the field.


Mattia Fosci, Rob Johnson, Andrea Chiarelli (2019). Open Access Research: A Review of DFIDs Policy and Practice. London: Department for International Development.

Open Access Research: A Review of DFIDs Policy and Practice

Published 4 November 2019