Meeting Tri-Agency Open Access Requirements

The Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications requires grant recipients awarded funding wholly or in part by CIHR*, NSERC and SSHRC after May 1, 2015 to make their peer-reviewed journal publications freely accessible online within 12 months of publication.

How To Comply

To comply, you can choose one of two routes:  

Also, make sure to acknowledge the source of funding that supported the research in all peer-reviewed publications, quoting the funder and funding reference number.

Compliance Quick Guides

 *CIHR require grant recipients awarded January 1, 2008 and onward to deposit both their journal publications and research data in an established archive or repository.  See: Research Data Management

Other research outputs (for example conference proceedings, books, chapters or creative writing) are excluded from the new policy requirements. See also: A Joint Statement issued by the Vice-Principal (Research) & Vice Provost and University Librarian, on the Tri-Agency Policy.  March 3rd 2015.

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