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Open Access

How to find and use open access resources.

Funding Agency OA Policies

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

 "The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (“the Agencies”) are federal granting agencies that promote and support research, research training and innovation within Canada. As publicly funded organizations, the Agencies have a fundamental interest in promoting the availability of findings that result from the research they fund, including research publications and data, to the widest possible audience, and at the earliest possible opportunity" (Government of Canada, 2016).

Recipients of NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR “are required to ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication.” (Government of Canada, 2016)

You can openly publish research in:

  • Open access Institutional Repositories (IRs)
  • Open access scholarly journals 

For assistance, contact your librarian.


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