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Open Access (OA) is a global movement to make scholarly content more easily discoverable and accessible by removing subscription and login barriers. Get higher visibility for your work while retaining control over your copyrights.

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We encourage authors to use Creative Commons licenses on works for which they own copyright. Check out the Creative Commons interactive tutorial from CITL to learn more.



NSERC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), are pleased to announce the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

  • NSERC and SSHRC researchers will be required to comply with the new policy for all grants awarded from May 1, 2015 onward.
  • While CIHR-funded researchers will now refer to the new, harmonized policy, compliance requirements will not change for the health research community.

Learn more about the policy and its implementation:

Memorial Libraries have pledged support for the Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Project to create a sustainable model for Open Access monograph publishing.

Memorial University becomes a member of science mega journal PeerJ.  

Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Patrick Gamsby



If you are interested in Open Access, you may also want to learn more about Copyright.