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Faculty Resource Guide

This libguide provides information on a wide range of issues of relevance to faculty including how to link to library resources, what you can and cannot put into Moodle, Open Content Sites, and Information about new Scholarly Communication Hubs.

Funder Policies and Open Access

Some research funding agencies are now requiring that authors provide open access to the peer-reviewed articles that report the results of their funded research.

  • Tri-Agency Open Access Policy
    CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC have An Open Access Policy related to funding and obligations to ensure publications and Data is openly available within their estabalished parameters.
    JULIET provides a summary of funder policies related to grant awards. It provides information related to requirements for open access archiving, open access publishing and data archiving.  NOTE: Following Information has been taken from Dalhousie Library's Open Access Libguide. 

Publisher Policies and Open Access

The following sources provide information about publisher policies with regard to self-archiving of scholarly articles. These sources are not comprehensive, so in some cases it will be necessary to contact the journal publisher directly to ask about the policies that relate to a specific journal title.

    Searchable by journal title or publisher name, this site provides information on publisher permissions related to the self-archiving of journal articles
  • Publisher Policies on NIH-funded Authors
    Publisher policies related to authors funded by the US National Institutes of Health.
  • CAIRSS Open Access Policies Search
    Launched by the CAUL Australian Institutional Repository Support Service, this site searches journal copyright policies across SHERPA/RoMEO, OAKList and AcqWeb.

Institutional Open Access Mandates

Brandon University has an Institutional Repository (Institutional Repository at Brandon University or IRBU) where you can deposit your research to meet OA mandates (by funders) that specify research can be sent to  repository.   Brandon University does not currently have an Institutional Open Access Policy making this mandatory, however, if you are authoring a paper with a researcher in another university, they may face such a requirement as a growing number of academic institutions around the world have enacted policies to require the deposit of journal articles and other scholarly works to their institutional repositories. These policies can be adopted at departmental, faculty or institutional levels. ROARMAP provides a collection of links to such policies.

Retaining Copyright with Author Addendums

The Society for Scholarly Publishing SPARC and the Canadian Association of Research Libraies have developed a Canadian Author Addendum researchers can include as part of their publishing contract.  More information about it can be found at: