[Irtalk] Canada's double whammy for #OpenAccess and #OpenResearch - Figshare

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 12:55:21 SAST 2015

Last week, on February 27th, the 3 granting agencies announced that they
would be mandating a Tri-Agency Open Access Policy, coming into effect on
May 1st 2015, the same day that the EPSRC’s open data mandates come into
enforcement in the UK. The three federal granting agencies in question are
are: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). They have been
very clear in their reasons for doing this, with The Honourable Ed Holder,
Minister of State (Science and Technology), stating last week:

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