VR's grant conditions for national infrastructures require that everyone using ICOS Sweden meets the following requirements:
Research results from the operation of ICOS Sweden drawn up by its academic users have to be published in accordance with VR rules on open access.
Data generated within ICOS Sweden of its academic users should be openly available and documented in such a way that they can re-used.
If the publication of results and making data available precludes protection of intellectual property, publication may be delayed for a maximum of three months from the request, by decision of the ICOS Sweden Board.
"User" refers to all individuals or groups who use the ICOS Sweden sites for research or other purposes. "Use" can be by utilizing ICOS Sweden stations' physical facilities and / or services, or research and the different types of data produced or collected at stations. Even commercial users are covered by the agreement.