Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has adopted a new open access policy.
- maximum 12 month embargo
- use of Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) - "All project outputs identified above will be made freely and openly available under the most recent version of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence"
- preference for gold OA, but permission for green as well
- guidance for books and book chapters, in addition to journal articles
The embargo period is the same as the policy from Canada's granting agencies, but the use of Creative Commons is a new element.
In addition to open access, IDRC has also been active in the areas of open data and open science, and is a host for the International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, one of many open data events that will be held in Ottawa in May and June 2015.
There is a short IDRC press release, mainly useful for recording the announcement date.