Open Access publication costs and transformative agreement strategies: a round table discussion

When:                 21 November 2019
Time:                   9:00 – 12:30

Palace of the Academies – room Christian De Duve
Rue Ducale 1
1000 Brussels

We like to invite you to the round table discussion on open access costs and transformative agreement strategies. It will bring together research administration and libraries to have an in-depth discussion about the financial implications of transformative agreements and the monitoring of cost for open access publishing.

More specifically, the event will involve APC monitoring by universities, Electron on the cost of Open Access, ESAC and Bicfb on the mechanisms of the current transformative agreements in place and a group discussion on Open Access publishing costs and transformative agreements.

You can register here: This is an on invitation-only event. The event is free but places are limited, we advise to register as soon as possible.

Programme (Please, note that the programme might be subject to change, and will be updated)

Time Topic Speaker
8.30-9.00 Registration  
9.00-9.30 APC monitoring challenges: overview of methods used by universities Joint presentation by universities
9.30-10.00 Bicfb –  APC expenditures in Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, a double challenge: supporting the big deal negotiations and monitoring the effects of the “Open Access” Decree Muriel Baguet
10.00-10.15 Coffee break  
10.15-10.45 Elektron – cost of open access, explanation of big deal negotiations Els Scharlaekens and Els Vercammen
10.45-11.15 ESAC and Transformative agreements strategies Colleen Campbell
11.15-12.30 Group discussion
12.30-13.30 Lunch

Following this event you can join : “Open Science in Belgium : EOSC Initiatives” organised by Belspo, EWI and CFWB, which will take place in the afternoon (13u30 – 17u) of the 21st. Since these are two separate events, we kindly ask you to register for the afternoon event here: Registration EOSC
You can find the programme here: afternoon programme