EDCTP2 has an open access statement that complies with the EU Horizon 2020 statement.

See the EDCTP2 FAQs page for the requirements for mono-beneficiary, mono-beneficiary with fellowships, and multi-beneficiary grant requirements.

Policy Stipulations

Time Limits

Grant holders must ensure open access to the deposited publication — via the repository — at the latest:

(i) on publication, if an electronic version is available for free via the publisher


(ii) within six months of publication (twelve months for publications in the social sciences and humanities) in any other case.

The beneficiary must aim to deposit at the same time the research data needed to validate the results presented in the deposited scientific publications.

Data Plan

Applicants are expected to submit a data management plan at the grant-proposal stage.

Access/Data Sharing

EDCTP2 expects publications to be available promptly and encourages researchers to make data available with as few restrictions as possible.

Long-term Curation

No information at time of publication.


Periodic technical reports are required during the project and a final report is also required for the release of the payment of the balance of the grant. Details of these report requirements are in the grant application documents.

Support services


No information at time of publication.


No information at time of publication.

Data Centre

The EDCTP2 does not run a data centre. The principal investigator and higher education institution are responsible for long-term access and preservation.


Details of eligible costs are covered in Article 6 of the grant agreements.