Applying for an No-Derivatives (ND) Licence exception

By default, Wellcome’s Open Access (OA) policy requires research articles which arise from its funding to be made available under the Creative Commons Attribution licence (CCBY). We believe this is the best way of maximising the impact of the research we fund, as it allows other to build upon and re-use this research, subject to the academic norms of attribution.

We recognise however, that some researchers would prefer that their research cannot be used to create derivative works - such as a translation, or inclusion in an anthology of related works - without their explicit permission.

To accommodate this we allow our funded researchers to apply for a No Derivatives exception. When this exception is approved, the work can be made available under the CC-BY-ND licence.

To apply for an ND exception, please complete the form below. This request must be made in advance of publication.

We will endeavour to respond to all such requests within 5 working days of their receipt.

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