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Canada's three major research funding agencies --the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) -- have announced a new Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications  requiring grant recipients to make the results of their research freely available online.
Implementation will begin in May 2015. Recipients of grants from NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR must ensure that any peer-reviewed journal articles must be freely accessible within 12 months of publication: either via publishing in an Open Access journal or depositing their work in an online archive/repository. The policy will require NSERC and SSHRC funded researchers to comply with the policy for all grants awarded May 1, 2015 and onward. Researchers holding grants awarded before May 1, 2015 are also encouraged to follow the policy. CIHR recipients already adhere to an Open Access policy.
The James A. Gibson Library supports Brock researchers in complying with the policy with services including:
· Upcoming information sessions about the new policy
For more information, contact Elizabeth Yates, Liaison/Scholarly Communication Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org  ~ x4469.
The final policy follows a consultation period held in the fall of 2013.
In November and December 2013, the James A. Gibson Library and the Office of Research Services collected feedback from Brock University stakeholders on Canada's draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy .
Results of the survey were presented as a collective response to the policy and are available in this report .
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) are considering a policy that would require federally funded peer-reviewed journal publications to be made freely available within one year of publication. This policy is modeled on the existing, mandatory Open Access Policy of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
More information about the consultation document is available here:
Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Yates, Liaison/Scholarly Communication Librarian: email@example.com  or 905-688-5550, ext. 4469