Answered By: Desk Reference Last Updated: Aug 28, 2020
The policy requires that "any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication." It applies to NSERC and SSHRC grants awarded May 1, 2015 and onward, and continues the pre-existing open access requirement for CIHR grants awarded January 1, 2008 and later. It is the responsibility of the researcher to ensure the policy is followed.
Guidance on meeting the Tri-Agency Policy on Open Access can be found at: https://library.uwinnipeg.ca/scholarly-communication/how-to-comply-with-the-tri-agency-open-access-policy-on-publications.html