Rights Retention Policy at the University of Edinburgh, a review of the first 18 months
Dominic Tate, Deputy Director & Head of Library Research Support at Edinburgh University Library
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Over recent years, the policy environment has shaped the open access and open science agendas in global higher education. This presentation provides an overview of open science policies at a national level in the UK and at an institutional level within the University of Edinburgh. This presentation reviews what has worked well and why, describing the development of the University of Edinburgh’s current Research Publications & Copyright Policy (2021), which is a ‘rights-retention’ publications policy, and assesses the efficacy of this policy in practice, 18 months since its introduction.
Dominic Tate is the Deputy Director & Head of Library Research Support at Edinburgh University Library. He provides strategic leadership for the transition to Open Science, and his teams provide help and support for staff and students in for all aspects of scholarly communications and research publication (Green, Gold and Diamond options). They manage research information systems and support bibliometrics, copyright and research data management, with a strong emphasis on Open Data. Dominic has previously held similar roles at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Nottingham. Dominic started his career working for open access publisher, BioMed Central.