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Open Access

Information about open access, self-archiving and repositories.

Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC) Open Access Publication Policy [February 2015]

On February 27, 2015, the Tri-Agency Policy on Publications was announced.

"Grant recipients are required to ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication."

For research funded in whole or in part by NSERC or SSHRC, this policy applies to all grants awarded May 1, 2015 and onward. While not required, researchers holding grants that were awarded prior to May 1, 2015 are encouraged to adhere to the requirements of this policy.

For research funded in whole or in part by CIHR, this policy applies to all grants awarded January 1, 2008 and onward. While not required, researchers holding grants that were awarded prior to January 1, 2008 are encouraged to adhere to the requirements of this policy.

Resources

June 26, 2015 Tri-Council webinar on Open Access policy English session recording

Canadian Funders' Policies