Canadian Funding Agencies Release Open Access Policy

March 2, 2015

Canada's three largest funding agencies on Friday released joint guidelines to ensure open-access publication of the research they support. Called the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, the guidelines will require all peer-reviewed publicly funded research be made available for free online within 12 months of publication. The policy encompasses research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and will go into effect May 1.

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