Draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy

I’ve been drafting my response to the “Tri-Agency Open Access Policy” and I would like for us to discuss it openly.  I’m quite concerned that in the draft policy only CIHR recipients are required to submit their research data in an open data repository.

My question to the group is, why only CIHR recipients? Shouldn’t we aim for all publicly funded projects/people to make their research data publicly available?  I would love to hear what other people feel about this?

En français

Je suis en train de rédiger mes commentaires pour la version préliminaire de la politique de libre accès des trois organismes.  J’aimerais savoir ce que vous en pensez.  Je suis très préoccupé par ce document préliminaire.  La politique propose que seulement les bénéficiaires d’IRSC seront tenus de soumettre leurs données de recherche dans un repertoire de données accessible par le publique.

Ma question au groupe, pourquoi seulement les bénéficiaires d’IRSC doivent rendre leurs données publiques? Pourquoi ne pas viser tous les projets financés par des fonds publiques?

J’aimerais entendre ce que les autres en pensent?

About NLemay

Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
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One Response to Draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy

  1. kathleenshearer says:

    Hi Nancy. I guess the issue is that there is not a lot of infrastructure and support to support OA to research data in all fields in Canada. Have you seen the T3+ Digital Scholarship consultation? (http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/about-au_sujet/publications/digital_scholarship_consultation_e.pdf). This outlines the tri-councils’ proposed first steps towards more comprehensive management of research data in Canada

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