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September 2021

Thu 9

The contract between academic publisher Elsevier and UK Universities is due for renewal in December 2021. The UK Universities sector is entering negotiations with Elsevier with two core objectives: to reduce costs to levels UK universities can sustain, and to provide full and immediate open access to UK research.

The outcome of negotiations may affect how you read and publish research. If we have to step away from a deal, the way you access some publications may change. Many funders have open access requirements, and a deal could mean that you can publish in open access journals ‘for free’ as the cost are incorporated in the deal, as is already the case with many other publishers. If a deal cannot be reached, some Elsevier journals may no longer fulfil funder policies.

Come along to this virtual town hall meeting to hear more about the aims of the negotiations and their potential impacts, and to contribute your own views to the debate.

The event will include:

  • Summary of negotiation process and Cambridge approach
  • Perspectives on the negotiations from two academics
  • Audience Q&A

You can find out more about the negotiations on this webpage: https://www.openaccess.cam.ac.uk/publishing-open-access/university-cambridge-and-elsevier-draft-landing-page

You can submit questions in advance of the meeting through this form: https://forms.office.com/r/TL1Meq91E1

Please note that these talks may be recorded and shared within the University of Cambridge, although audience questions will not be.

Thu 16

The contract between academic publisher Elsevier and UK Universities is due for renewal in December 2021. The UK Universities sector is entering negotiations with Elsevier with two core objectives: to reduce costs to levels UK universities can sustain, and to provide full and immediate open access to UK research.

The outcome of negotiations may affect how you read and publish research. If we have to step away from a deal, the way you access some publications may change. Many funders have open access requirements, and a deal could mean that you can publish in open access journals ‘for free’ as the cost are incorporated in the deal, as is already the case with many other publishers. If a deal cannot be reached, some Elsevier journals may no longer fulfil funder policies.

Come along to this virtual town hall meeting to hear more about the aims of the negotiations and their potential impacts, and to contribute your own views to the debate.

The event will include:

  • Summary of negotiation process and Cambridge approach
  • Perspectives on the negotiations from two academics
  • Audience Q&A

You can find out more about the negotiations on this webpage: https://www.openaccess.cam.ac.uk/publishing-open-access/university-cambridge-and-elsevier-draft-landing-page

You can submit questions in advance of the meeting through this form: https://forms.office.com/r/TL1Meq91E1

Please note that these talks may be recorded and shared within the University of Cambridge, although audience questions will not be.

March 2022

Mon 21
Data Champions Induction 2022 #1 (by invitation only) Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This induction is for new Data Champions. You will be able to meet your fellow new Champions, learn more about the programme and what it involves. This is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the programme and about being a Data Champion.

Tue 22
Data Champions Induction 2022 #2 (by invitation only) Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This induction is for new Data Champions. You will be able to meet your fellow new Champions, learn more about the programme and what it involves. This is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the programme and about being a Data Champion.

Wed 23
Data Champions Induction 2022 #3 (by invitation only) Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This induction is for new Data Champions. You will be able to meet your fellow new Champions, learn more about the programme and what it involves. This is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the programme and about being a Data Champion.

May 2022

Thu 26
Data Champions Forum May 2022 new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

This will be the first Data Champions forum to be held in person since December 2019; please do join us if you can. The theme is Licences in Open Research.

The forum will consist of programme updates, and lightning talks and discussions on this topic. We will also kick off brainstorming sessions for this year’s collaboration effort with Cambridge University Press and Assessment.

A vegetarian lunch will be provided. Please ensure you let us know of any dietary needs or intolerances by using the ‘Special requirements’ link in the invitation email.

Places are limited for the live event, so please book as soon as possible. Equally, please cancel as soon as possible, should you no longer be able to attend.

Note that booking via this page is for the live event only. If you would like to attend virtually, please register for the Zoom meeting using the link sent by email.

Bookings for this event need to be approved as it is designed specifically for members of the Data Champion Programme.

July 2022

Wed 13
Future of Scholarly Communication: a workshop for librarians [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Cambridge is in a strong position to determine its own ambitious vision for a more open, accessible and inclusive approach to the sharing and use of research to help drive innovation and discovery and help address global challenges: for health, for climate, for equality and diversity. With changing societal attitudes and technological advances in communication tools, now is the time to consider which strategies we want to adopt to maximise the reach and impact of Cambridge research including through new and open forms of scholarly communication.

Libraries play a crucial role in the scholarly communication landscape, with librarians being well-placed to understand both the needs of the researchers we support and the challenges in providing access to materials. We hope you will want to take part and help shape the options for Cambridge.

These workshops are designed to create a space to think ahead, taking a long view, and explore what the future of scholarly communications will look like locally and globally. They follow on from similar workshops involving leaders in research, publishing and libraries at Cambridge earlier this year. We will have an opportunity to review and comment on some of the outputs of the previous workshops.

Thu 21
Data Champions Forum July 2022 new [Places] 12:00 - 14:00 West Hub Rooms

This will be our second hybrid forum; please do join us if you can. The theme is Sustainability in Open Data. “Sustainability” here includes availability of resources, longevity and functionality, as well as environmental impact of Open Data, for example storage of large datasets. The forum will consist of programme updates, and lightning talks and discussions on this topic.

The venue for this forum is the South Room at West Hub. A vegetarian lunch will be provided. Please ensure you let us know of any dietary needs or intolerances by using the ‘Special requirements’ link in the invitation email.

Places are limited for the live event, so please book as soon as possible. Equally, please cancel as soon as possible, should you no longer be able to attend.

Note that booking via this page is for the live event only. If you would like to attend virtually, please register for the Zoom meeting using the link sent by email.

Bookings for this event need to be approved as it is designed specifically for members of the Data Champion Programme.