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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  or ext. 4469.