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Graduate Help: Open Access

What is Open Access and Why is it important?

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), collectively known as the Tri-Agencies, introduced the Open Access Policy on Publications (, which became effective on May 1, 2015. Under this policy, researchers receiving grants from CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC must provide free and unrestricted online access to their resulting peer-reviewed journal articles within 12 months of publication.  

Where to Deposit Your Article

OA Fee Discounts and Library Support

Open Access Publishing

Questions About Your Publisher's OA Policies? Contact Your Librarian

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