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Open Access & Education Research

This guide is intended as a resource on Open Access for faculty, researchers, and students at the University of Toronto with a focus on open access in the field of education.

Quick Links for Authors

What is SPARC?

Opening Access to Research

SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.

Action by SPARC in collaboration with stakeholders – including authors, publishers, and libraries – builds on the unprecedented opportunities created by the networked digital environment to advance the conduct of scholarship.

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TSpace is a robust collection of digital holdings that showcase and preserve the work of scholars from the entire University of Toronto community, while simultaneously increasing the visibility of their research. Since TSpace ensures that your research will be assigned permanent URLs and receive priority indexing on search engines such as Google, faculty research will have a greater impact. For more information on how U of T’s Research Repository can help you publicize and preserve your research, read the TSpace brochure or contact

Funding Agencies and OA

Do you receive funding from CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC? Learn how to comply with the new Tri-Agency Open Access Policy, in effect May 1, 2015. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact

The Scholarly Communication and Copyright Office has complied information about CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC funding policy.

Benefits of Open Access