Site Accessibility Statement
Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
August 17, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Open Access

The Tri-Agency  official Open Access policy on publications will affect researchers whose work is funded through SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR.


Not sure if the new policy applies to your work?

Use this handy quiz to find out: Quiz

Open Access is the practice of providing free and unrestricted online access to research publications. Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications requires all peer-reviewed journal publications funded by SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR to be freely available online within 12 months, either through Laurier’s Institutional Repository or by purchasing the Open Access rights to journal articles.

The full text of the new policy can be found at:

FAQ:  Open Access Toolbox


  Open Access Resources and Directories

  • SHERPA/JULIET - Summaries of research funder open access policies.
  • SHERPA/RoMEO - Provides a searchable database of publisher policies on copyright and archiving.


Knowledge Mobilization Officer, Shawna Reibling, M.A., sreibling@wlu.caextension 4942 

Other Contacts

Laurier Institutional Repository Scholars Commons -

Charlotte Innerd, Head - Collections and Acquisitions, Library,, extension 2073