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Towards 100% Open Access at the UT

On February 21, 2018, the UT Executive Board and the University Library (LISA) hosted the event ‘Towards 100% Open Access at the University of Twente’.  

Open Access to scientific publications increases their visibility and impact. The UT is in favour of open access to the results of publicly funded research, and its goal for open access is in line with the policy of the Dutch government:  

The dutch government and its partners in the field are determined to reach 100% open access in 2020. It is great to see the university of twente’s commitment to this goal.Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science

Corresponding UT authors can already publish open access at no additional cost or at a discount in many high-quality journals, as presented in the UT Journal Browser, and they can present their research open access in UT Research Information, but it that enough?

We hosted this event to hear what researchers need to make their research as open and visible as possible. What can the university do to help?

The event’s programme: 
15:30  Welcome | Thom Palstra, rector magnificus UT
15:40  Video message | Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science

15:45  Speech | Leo Waaijers, Open Access consultant
16:05  Discussion | led by journalist Frénk van der Linden, visualized by Frank Los
17:00  Awards for Open Access Heroes UT | Thom Palstra, rector magnificus UT

For each of the five faculties, one research group won the award Open Access Hero UT. These groups had the highest percentage of publications* that are Open Access in UT Research Information: 

  • Biomedical Photonic Imaging | faculty TNW
  • Biomedical Signals and Systems | faculty EWI
  • Cognitive Psychology and Ergonomics | faculty BMS
  • Water Management | faculty ET
  • Water Resources | faculty ITC

* Full text Open Access in UT Research Information (‘Pure’) | Publication year = 2016 | Publication type =  article in scientific journal/contribution conference proceeding/conference  paper/book chapter

Of course, all the information presented at the event is openly accessible:

  • - The promotional teaser by visualizer Frank Los
  • - The presentation by Open Access advocate Leo Waaijers
  • - The visualization of the discussion, by visualizer Frank Los
  • - The pictures of the event (below) by photographer Gijs van Ouwerkerk

We are still eager to hear what you need from the university to make your research as open and visible as possible. Please contact the information specialist of your faculty and let us know how we can help you on your way towards 100% open access.

www.utwente.nl/openaccess