Joint COAR-UNESCO Statement on Open Access

May 12, 2016
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COAR and UNESCO have published a joint statement on open access which outlines some of the concerns around the drive towards APCs. The statement is aimed at policy makers and underscores the need for a variety of OA models to be implemented around the world. It states that open access is a global trend, with policies […]

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World Intellectual Property Day and the Anne Frank Case

April 26, 2016
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It’s a recurring discussion. Every time a major work is about to enter the public domain, debate flares up if and when it can be freely accessed. Due to differences in national copyright legislation it is often difficult to determine when copyright protection ends. In a time where access to knowledge is global, this leads […]

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Open Access week 2015: Wed. Oct. 21st

September 29, 2015
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During the international Open Access Week 2015, themed “Open for Collaboration”, the Belgian universities, with the support of the Royal Library, jointly organize a two-day event entitled “Research Impact through Open Access: Explore new opportunities”, on 21st and 22nd October 2015 at the Royal Library in Brussels. Anyone can attend the event although the sessions and workshops are […]

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Open Access Week 2015 – “Open for Collaboration”

September 18, 2015
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Open Access Week 2015 – “Open for Collaboration” Research impact through Open Access: explore new opportunities 21-22 October 2015 You are researcher, PhD student, postdoc, professor, assistant or simply interested by the topic? You want to know more and engage actively in providing Open Access to research results? Participate in the Open Access workshops, organized […]

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FOSTER seminar ‘Embracing Data Management – Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice’ June 4th 2015, Brussels

June 29, 2015
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The Flemish Interuniversity Council, VLIR, organized a Foster workshop on Open Science and Research Data Management. The conference lived up to its name covering a wide variety of topics on Open Data and Data Management, ranging from policies and legal aspects to case studies, researcher’s experiences and useful applications. After a general introduction, in which […]

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FP7 post-grant Open Access publishing funds pilot

June 25, 2015
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With Open Access publishing on the rise, new business models emerge.  Some journals choose to charge the author a fee to cover publishing costs. Although not all Open Access Journals ask an Article Processing Charge (APC), researchers may have to pay for the publication of their article. Because articles are often published after the research […]

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New open access policy @ University of Antwerp

October 31, 2014
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Researchers are mandated to deposit at least the final author version, which will be available in open access if possible. More information on the website of the University of Antwerp

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