How can universities help their researchers to retain their intellectual property rights and share their work in open access? This upcoming webinar (Thursday 14 December, 10:00-11:30 CET) will focus on institutional approaches towards rights retention, and their role in reclaiming academic ownership of scholarly communication and publishing.

During the event, the Plan S Rights Retention Strategy will be presented and discussed, together with key recommendations from the RETAIN project, which aims to accelerate the uptake of rights retention and open licensing to enable researchers to share their work openly. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss two examples of institutional policies protecting author copyright, from the University of Sussex and the Arctic University of Norway.


  • Per Pippin AspaasHead of library research and publishing support, The Arctic University of Norway
  • Vanessa Proudman, Director, SPARC Europe
  • Johan Rooryck, Executive Director, cOAlition S
  • Suzanne Tatham, Associate Director, University of Sussex Library
  • Moderator: Vinciane Gaillard, Deputy Director for R&I, EUA
Registrations are now open. The webinar is free of charge and open to EUA members but also leaders from other universities (in libraries, scholarly communication, publishing) and those interested in Open Access. Participants can sign up until the start of the event.

Open Access (OA) is the practice of granting universal and perpetual open access to scholarly outputs to both producers and users, through a system in which there are no barriers to participation. It also includes reuse through open licensing.
“Universal and perpetual Open Access to scholarly outputs, in a just scholarly publishing ecosystem” is the first priority of EUA’s Open Science Agenda 2025. As such, the Association advocates for a just scholarly publishing ecosystem that is transparent, diverse, economically affordable and sustainable, technically interoperable, and steered by the research community and its institutions through coordinated policies.
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