Amendment Taverne

Pursuant to Article 25fa of the Copyright Act, researchers may make the publisher's version of their articles available open access after a reasonable period of time after the first publication. Read here how the university library helps you with this.

You can make all your work (published in 2015 or later as well as future publications) that is registered in Pure open access via the 'Taverne' route under the following conditions:

  • The publication is financed in whole or in part with Dutch public funds.
  • The creator(s) is / are employed by a Dutch university; the creators can be both authors and co-authors.
  • It is a 'short work of science'; this is the length of a scientific article or a book chapter in an edited collection.

The procedure

Sign up

You can register by filling in an online form. Because this scheme only applies to employees of Utrecht University, you must identify yourself as such by providing your UU email address. After submitting the agreement, you will receive a verification link. After clicking this link, you will receive the license agreement as a PDF file within a few minutes. 
A link to the registration form is at the bottom of this page.


By entering into the license agreement, you authorise the university library to make all your publication (s) registered in Pure open access in accordance with the aforementioned conditions. If we do not have access to the full text of your work, we will ask you to supply it.


If at any time you receive questions about the open access availability of your publications, for example from a publisher, please contact the library. The university will handle all further correspondence.

You may also contact the library with any other questions or comments at