The Centre is committed to fulfil the Open Access Policies. The open availability of research results using public funding has significant social and economic benefits. In line with what has been increasingly adopted by public R & D funding agencies in other countries and with the recommendations of the European Commission, the Center adopts this policy to make available in Open Access the publications resulting from the financed projects. Therefore, this access means unrestricted access to publications resulting from R & D projects financed in whole or in part by FCT, subject to review or scientific validation processes, including formal processes peer review. Any user must be able freely, at no cost, to access at any time and without any restrictions of content to these scientific publications in electronic format. Publications in open access should also allow the search and reuse of the content of the publications, either manually or with recourse.