Certain autonomous regions in Spain already have Open Access mandates.
Region of Madrid: the Official Gazette of the Region of Madrid, Nº 53, of 4 March 2009, contains the publication of Order 679/2009, of 19 February, which defines the regulatory basis for grants aimed at R&D programmes among research groups in the Region of Madrid and technology grant announcements co-financed by the European Social Fund. (B.O.C.M. of 4 March 2009)
Article 7 of said Order states the policy on promoting Open Access to the results from scientific research promoted by the Region of Madrid.
- Principality of Asturias: besides the creation of an Institutional Repository, the Principality of Asturias has adopted a series of specific measures to foster its use and facilitate access to scientific information, the distribution thereof and the preservation thereof in all those areas in which public resources are used. The 12 January 2009 the Council adopted policies to promote the development of Open Access to the Principality of Asturias research.