On 31 August the national pilot ‘You share, we take care!’, initiated by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), came to an end. Due to the success of the pilot, the project will be continued until the end of 2019.
Scientists give the university permission to make their publications in the repository (the digital scientific archive of a university) open access after a six-month period. A change in the Dutch Copyright Act allows for this option.
More than ninety Utrecht University scholars signed up for the pilot, resulting in more than 1,000 publications made open access through the Utrecht University Repository.
59 publications Open Access
Erik Molenaar, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Professor of Law of the Sea at the University of Norway in Tromsø, deputy director of NILOS and a participant in the pilot, leads with 59 publications made open access available through ‘You share, we take care!’ A well enough reason to thank him with flowers and to take the opportunity to ask why he decided to join the pilot.