27 Feb 2024 15:00 - 17:00 Online / Umney Lounge, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN


Research Culture seminar


  • Christina Angelopoulos (Faculty of Law, Cambridge)
  • Sally Rumsey (cOAlitionS)
  • Sam Moore  (Cambridge University Library)


Rupert Gatti (Trinity College)


When you sign over copyright of your work to a publisher you also give them complete control over the reuse and dissemination of your work for the rest of your life. You will need to seek their approval if you wish to reuse your own work in any other way at any time in the future. So what happens if you are prevented from using your own work as you wish? and, more particularly, what can you do about it before you sign the contract? In this seminar we will be addressing the issue of secondary publishing rights for scholarly publications and looking specifically at the Rights Retention Strategy now being advocated by many funders.

About the seminar series

Co-hosted by CRASSH and the University’s Research Culture Team, this new series will feature fortnightly panel discussions on key questions relating to research culture and open research. What models should we be developing for open research in the arts, social sciences, and humanities? Why should I consider an open access publisher for my monograph, and how does it work? How do we create a positive research culture in our departments, centres or faculties (what would one look like)? How should research be evaluated?

All are welcome to help us debate these questions (and more). A series of short position statements by invited speakers will set out some of the challenges and opportunities we face at the moment, and then the floor will be open for questions and other contributions.

We would encourage you to take part in person if you can. A Zoom link will be provided to participants who are not based in Cambridge or cannot attend for other reasons.

This event is part of the Research Culture seminar series.

If you have specific accessibility needs for this event please get in touch. We will do our best to accommodate any requests.

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