PMC Canada, sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), with
operational support provided by the National Research Council (NRC), has been a valued
partner in the PMC International network since 2009. CIHR and
NRC have now notified NLM of their decision to permanently take PubMed Central Canada (PMC
Canada) offline on February 23, 2018. Details of this decision are available on the PMC Canada website.
The decision to decommission PMC Canada does not affect the status or operations of NIH’s
PubMed Central (US) or Europe PubMed Central. PMC Canada content will remain in the PMC
archive and be publicly searchable on NLM’s PubMed Central (US) and through Europe PMC. CIHR researchers who publish in journals that
deposit their articles directly into NIH’s PubMed Central or deposit manuscripts co-funded
with current PMC-participating funders will continue to be considered in compliance with the
Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.
NIH and NLM have appreciated our cooperation with CIHR and NRC over the last several years
and will continue to identify new opportunities to work together to support open access and