Open Access: Home

An introductory guide to Open Access (OA) information and resources.

Canadian Funders' Policies on OA

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

Grant recipients are required to ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication. Recipients can do this through one of the following routes:

  1. Online Repositories
  2. Journals

NSERC & SSHRC: This policy applies to all grants awarded May 1, 2015 and onward.

CIHR: This policy applies to all grants awarded January 1, 2008 and onward. CIHR grant recipients have additional responsibilities to make their research data publicly available (see the link above for more details).

What is Open Access?

From Peter Suber's A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access:

LINK to this handout.

Open Access Explained!

Subject Guide

DeDe Dawson
Contact:
Science Library
Room: GEOL 180.7
Phone: 306-966-1913

Open Access is...

Open access is defined as the dissemination of scientific and scholarly research literature online, free of charge, and free of unnecessary licensing restrictions.

Definitions of OA

The BBB statements - considered to be the landmark definitions of the open access movement.