In keeping with global trends on Open Access, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) are considering a policy that would require federally funded peer-reviewed journal publications to be made freely available within one year of publication. The draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy would harmonize open access requirements with that of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Open Access Policy.

In recognition of the challenges and implications of a such a policy for a broad range of stakeholders, NSERC and SSHRC are currently calling for feedback on the draft policy from institutions, associations, organizations and individuals.

The draft policy is accessible until December 13, at which time the consultation period ends. Feedback may be sent electronically via email. For more information or to participate in this consultation, please consult NSERC’s Consultation on the draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy.

 

UBC Library is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Innovative Dissemination of Research Award.

Established by the Library in 2010, this Award focuses on new and innovative ways of communicating and disseminating knowledge. The Award honors UBC faculty, staff and students who are expanding the boundaries of research through the creative use of new tools and technologies that enhance the research findings being disseminated.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on November 29, 2013. For more information or to download the application, visit our Award section.

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