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New Tri-Agency Open Access Policy - What it means for Western's grant recipients

May 01, 2015

Open Access LogoOn February 27, the Canadian funding agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) announced a new Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications that requires federally funded peer-reviewed research to be freely accessible within 12 months of publication. The objective of this policy is to improve access to the results of Agency-funded research, and to increase the dissemination and exchange of research results.
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. A Quick Answers Guide on the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications is available from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).


Grant recipients at Western University can comply with this policy in a number of ways:

Western Libraries can help you:

Please contact your librarian or scholarship@uwo.ca for assistance.

 For more information about open access and author agreements, please visit http://www.lib.uwo.ca/scholarship.