Publishing your research
As set out in our new, ambitious 10 year Research Strategy, we will invest in the most innovative research to create a step change in our knowledge of prostate cancer. In order to achieve this goal, we need to be open in our communication and dissemination of the research we are funding, so that others may learn from and build upon this vital research… and we expect the researchers we support to share this same ethos.
We want to maximise the impact and reach of the research we fund, and ultimately we want to see this research benefiting men with, or at high risk of, prostate cancer and their families. To facilitate this, the research we support must be freely available to our supporters and to the research community.
All grant holders must comply with our Publication Policy:
- Results should be published in such a way that allows unrestricted access to the data and information, and the research must be made publicly available as soon as possible.
- All research manuscripts accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal should be done so in an open access format in all but very exceptional circumstances. Electronic copies of all manuscripts must be made available via Europe PubMed Central as soon as possible, but certainly no later than 6 months from the date of publication.
- Once the results have been published, any relevant data and materials must be made available to other researchers upon request (subject to ethics, approvals and Intellectual Property consideration).
- Investigators must inform us as early as possible when the results of their work has been accepted for publication or presentation.
- Researchers must acknowledge the financial support from Prostate Cancer UK in the following format:
“This work was supported by a Prostate Cancer UK Grant ([GRANT REFERENCE]).”
- A reasonable allocation for open access publication may be included in grant applicants submitted to us for funding.