The United States' National Institutes of Health maintains a fulltext archive and repository for medical journals and articles, entitled PubMedCentral. In the United Kingdom, there is the Wellcome Trust's U.K. PubMedCentral project - can a Canadian project/version of PMC be far behind?
According to Open Medicine sources, CISTI and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are in discussions regarding the creation of a Canadian version of PubMed Central International (PMCI). A vision for this initiative includes building a platform and services for peer-reviewed Canadian health research to form a fully distributed, international open repository. Its launch will coincide with the implementation of CIHR's Policy on Access to Research Outputs.
CISTI and CIHR welcome a dialogue with organizations interested in partnering on this initiative. The fit with organizational mandates and/or objectives, as well as any unique and relevant expertise would be starting points for discussion.
See the response of the Health Librarians Association of Canada (CHLA/ABSC).
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