Every research funding agency should have an open access policy, many already do, and most are probably thinking about it. Please see some guides to the major decisions which come up in framing a new policy, reviewing an older one, or thinking about policies elsewhere:
- MedOANet Guidelines for implementing Open Access policies: provide concise and targeted guidance for a harmonized approach towards policy development: http://www.medoanet.eu/news/medoanet-guidelines-implementing-open-access-policies-available-7-languages;
- UNESCO Open Access Policy Guidelines: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/full-list/policy-guidelines-for-the-development-and-promotion-of-open-access/;
- Harvard Open Access Project’s institutional policy guidelines http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap/Good_practices_for_university_open-access_policies;
- SHERPA/Juliet: Research funders’ Open Access policies: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet/
- ROARMAP: Registry of open access policies adopted by universities, research institutions and research funders http://roarmap.eprints.org/;
- Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/hi/oa_pilot/h2020-hi-oa-pilot-guide_en.pdf;
- Open access policy options for funding agencies and universities written by Peter Suber, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #130, February 2, 2009 (it starts with the choice-points facing funding agencies (1-12), and then looks briefly at the choice-points which only arise for universities (13-18)).