Rights Retention: from pilot to policy

Representatives from the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and King's College London will share their experiences of developing and implementing rights retention pilots and policies at their institution.

  • 1.5 hours
  • Online
  • Free

This event will be held on

  • 15 May 2023

    • Online
    • 11:00 – 12:30


Rights retention is an initiative that supports the self-archiving route to open access. It allows you to publish in a subscription journal (and hybrid journals) and also to make your manuscript available open access through self-deposit. This ensures the widest possible access to your research as well as meeting funder requirements.

An increasing number of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are adopting Institutional Rights Retention Policies (IRRPs) which apply to university staff members with a responsibility for research. IRRPs typically confirm that members of staff own the copyright to their scholarly works but grant a licence to the University to make the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) available via their repository under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. This automatic grant of licence ensures that research findings can be made open access (OA) on publication, ensuring the benefits of research can be realised immediately in full compliance with research funder’s open access policies including UKRI and Wellcome Trust.

At this online event, we will hear from three speakers who will share their experiences of implementing an IRRP at their institution.



  • Anna Hughes, Scholarly Communications and Engagement Officer, Jisc

Dr Samuel A. Moore, Scholarly Communication Specialist, Cambridge University Library

Chris Morrison, Copyright and Licensing Specialist, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Helen Cargill, Head of Open Research, Libraries & Collections, King's College London


Wrap up

  • Anna Hughes, Scholarly Communications and Engagement Officer, Jisc


Who should attend

  • Researchers/Academics, across all career levels
  • Librarians and Scholarly Communication Managers
  • Research Offices


For further information, please contact events@jisc.ac.uk.