New CIHR Open Access Policy Takes Effect

Posted: 2013 January 07

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research have launched a new open access policy that took effect on January 1st. The new policy requires CIHR funded researchers to make their peer-reviewed publications freely available within 12 months of publication.

Moreover, researchers are now required to deposit certain data immediately upon publication of the research results. The new policy forces CIHR-funded researchers to publish in open access journals or ensure that their journal of choice will allow for open access post-publication.