India Alliance joins Europe PubMed Central to make its funded research accessible to all


31 Aug 2017

India Alliance joins Europe PubMed Central to make its funded research accessible to all

We're delighted to announce that the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance joins Europe PMC as a new funder. This brings the Europe PMC funder family to 28 members.

Dr Shahid Jameel, the Chief Executive Officer of the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, says: “The India Alliance believes that maximizing the dissemination of new ideas and knowledge by providing free online access is the most effective way of ensuring that the research it funds can be accessed, read and built upon. It therefore considers unrestricted access to the results of research to be fundamental to its charitable mission and a public benefit to be encouraged wherever possible.”

By joining Europe PMC, India Alliance is enhancing their commitment to open access, by providing their researchers with a dedicated mechanism to fulfil their open access policy and supporting them in achieving greater visibility for their work. This also makes India Alliance first funders from India (and Asia) to become members of this consortium.

Researchers funded by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance will join thousands of others who make their published research articles freely available through Europe PMC as soon as possible, and in any event within six months of publication.

In addition to supporting compliance with India Alliance’s open access policies, Europe PMC has a range of innovative features to support researchers manage their publications such as  ORCID article claiming tool, which in turn supports the creation of open author profiles