New OA Madate from the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSF) has just announced a new OA mandate:
Open Access to Research Outputs Policy
The stated objective of this policy is “…to enhance access of our HSF-funded research to a broad audience.”
The HSF Policy Statement reads…
The Heart and Stroke Foundation requires that all researchers supported in whole or in part through the Heart and Stroke Foundation make their research outputs publicly available as soon as possible, but no later than six months after the final publication or availability of final results.
In this policy, HSF defines research outputs as peer-reviewed journal publications, research data, and the results of clinical trials that will not be published in peer-reviewed journals
The policy applies to all publications resulting from research that received funding from the HSF June 1, 2010 and onwards.
The HSF follows a similar policy adopted in 2007 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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