University research managers and administrators who deal with research grant awards may encounter awards from cOAlition S research funders that include open access requirements that align with the principles of Plan S.
It’s important to remember that:
The following PDF presents the 10 Plan S Principles, relevant key themes for universities, and suggestions for what universities can do to reflect the principles in support of the researchers and research at their institution.
Below are some examples of rights retention-type policies adopted by institutions, as described by colleagues who have gone through the implementation process:
cOAlition S has produced a number of resources that are available to be used freely by institutional research support staff, as part of their support services for their researchers. Some are released under an open licence and can therefore be adapted for use in a local setting. To explore them, please visit the RRS resources for librarians page.
We welcome news and examples of how institutions have used the list above, and any feedback from researchers that can be shared. Please feel free to send us your suggestions for additional information that would be useful to you and researchers at your institution.