RGC and Open Access
Grants from University Grants Committee (UGC) or Research Grants Council (RGC), though awarded to specific projects in the name of individual PIs / PCs / Project holders, are actually grants allocated to institutions. By accepting the grants and signing the grant undertakings, the institutions and PIs / PCs / Project holders agree to abide by all the relevant UGC / RGC guidelines on disbursement, accounting and monitoring arrangements. All Principal Investigators (PIs) are advised to take note of RGC's Open Access policies and Open Access Plan (the Plan).
To encourage open access to publications resulting from its funded research, the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (RGC) requests all Principal Investigators (PIs) to take note of its Open Access policies.
RGC's Open Access (OA) Policy
RGC's Accepted OA Versions