The Centre is committed to fulfilling the Open Access Policies. The open availability of research 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 Centre adopts this policy to make publications resulting from the financed projects available in Open Access. Therefore, this means unrestricted access to publications from R&D projects financed in whole or in part by the FCT, which are subject to review or scientific validation processes, including formal processes peer review. Any user must be able to access these scientific publications in electronic format at no cost, at any time and without any restrictions of content. Open access also allows for the search and reuse of content of the publications, either manually or with recourse.