Strategies, Policies and Procedures

Open Access Policy

Greater access to research publications and data will promote the ability of researchers in Canada and abroad to use and build on the knowledge needed to address significant health challenges. Open access enables authors to reach a much broader audience, which has the potential to increase the impact of their research. From a knowledge translation perspective, this policy will support our desire to expedite awareness of and facilitate the use of research findings by increasing access to research.

Access to Research Results: Guiding Principles

The 2010 release of Access to Research Results: Guiding Principles by the three federal granting agencies—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)—includes a commitment to develop a shared approach for improving access to the results of publicly funded research in keeping with internationally recognized best practices, standards and policies for funding and conducting research.


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