Rights Retention for Researchers: The cOAlition S Strategy

Start date: 17/05/2023
End date: 17/05/2023
Location: Virtual

Register now for this FREE 1-hour workshop hosted by the Forum for Open Research in MENA (F.O.R.M.) in collaboration with cOAlition S.

This workshop will look at the importance of rights retention for researchers and highlight methods and solutions to help the wider academic communities protect their copyright ownership.

**Limited Spaces Available**

Historically, authors would often give their rights away to academic publishers in exchange for the publication of their research. The publishers would then use that copyright ownership to charge readers for access to these research publications. This not only limited the author’s ability to disseminate and use their own work as they choose, but also access to and use of the work by other researchers and society in general.

One of the biggest changes to scholarly communications since the development of Open Access publishing has been that authors can now retain the copyright to their own articles and other published research materials. However, many authors, institutions, and funders are unsure of best practices.

cOAlition S, in collaboration with a number of leading international institutions supporting Open Science, has developed a new Rights Retention Strategy to help authors retain sufficient rights in all their published papers to reuse and share their own work, and not be constrained by restrictive conditions imposed by a publisher.

In this 1-hour workshop, Johan Rooryck (Executive Director of cOAlition S) will discuss the key points of this new Rights Retention Strategy.

What will you learn?

• Gain a thorough understanding of the copyright issues related to scholarly publishing
• Learn about the importance and benefits of authorial rights retention
• Gain insights into the best approaches and methods to ensure rights retention

Who is it for?
The event is designed for University leaders, administrators, librarians and researchers, and all stakeholders of the scholarly publishing system in the Arab world.

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