I am aware that the Wellcome Trust announced a scheme for paying OA publication fees for its grantees in 2006. But what other funders have introduced such schemes?
So far as research institutions are concerned, Peter Suber kindly provided me with the following list of those he knows have created Gold OA funds:
University of Amsterdam
University of Calgary
University of California, Berkeley
Delft University of Technology
University of Helsinki
Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Nottingham
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Texas A&M University
Wageningen University and Research Center
University of Wisconsin
However, I do not think this list is complete. I understand, for instance, that the University of Oregon has also created a Gold OA fund.
There are also some universities currently considering creating Gold funds including, I am told, both Cornell University and University College London (UCL).
After reviewing the list above Stevan Harnad suggested that only two (ETH Zurich and the University of Helsinki) of the 85 research institutions that have introduced a Green OA mandate have also created Gold funds, although if we add the University of Oregon the figure would be three; and if UCL created a fund it would be four.
We should also note that in addition to paying Gold OA fees for its grantees the Wellcome Trust has a Green mandate.
But are there any other research institutions or funders with Gold OA funds that are not listed above? Might an equivalent to ROARMAP (which tracks Green mandates) be a useful way of tracking the introduction of Gold funds?