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Open Access Policy for Research

Minister Holder Announces New Open Access Policy for Research

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications



Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Policy on Access to Research Outputs; CIHR Policy Outline

It is important for all Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) researchers to know that effective January 1, 2013, researchers receiving funding from CIHR must adhere to the following new responsibilities as listed on the CIHR Website (see links below):

1) Ensure that all research papers generated from CIHR funded projects are freely accessible through the Publisher's website or an online repository within twelve months of publication;

2) Deposit bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data into the appropriate public database (e.g. gene sequences deposited in GenBank) immediately upon publication of research results;

3) Retain original data sets for a minimum of five years (or longer if other policies apply)

4) Acknowledge CIHR support by quoting the funding reference number in journal publications.

More Information

CIHR Website - General overview of policy

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ about CIHR Policy

SHERPA/RoMEO Database - Database which lists journal publisher's copyright and self-archiving policies.  Will help to identify journals that adhere to CIHR's policy.


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