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Law - Increasing Impact of Research for Faculty and Graduate Students in Allard School of Law

Open Access

Open Access (OA) is the practice of providing free and unrestricted online access to research publications and data.

For more information about Open Access and your rights as an author, see Scholarly Communications @ UBC.

The Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications established new requirements for grants awarded by major Government of Canada granting agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). To comply, researchers must make their research freely accessible within 12 months of publication by:

  1. Depositing their final, peer-reviewed manuscript into an institutional or disciplinary repository or
  2. Publishing in a journal that offers immediate open access or that offers open access within 12 months.

To learn more, visit UBC's Tri-Agency Open Access Policy Guide.


cIRcle is University of British Columbia's digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners. Materials in cIRcle are openly accessible to anyone on the web, and will be preserved for future generations.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Enables scholars to distribute and share their research worldwide by providing free access to their scholarly papers.