Open scholarship: foundations of copyright for researchers
This workshop will cover the basics of copyright as they apply to researchers at the University of Oxford. It will explain the different types of copyright work that are used or generated in research and the rights and responsibilities for researchers and academic authors in an age of increasingly open scholarship.

We will discuss the practical implications of copyright law on the publication process, as well as the production and sharing of research data. This will include the licensing of research outputs and data and the use of open licences such as Creative Commons. We will also cover ownership of copyright, author agreements with publishers and the benefits of signing up to the University of Oxford rights retention pilot.

Finally, the session will cover the use of copyright content owned by others as part of the research process. This will involve looking at the role of rights clearance, copyright exceptions, due diligence and risk management in common research scenarios.

Intended audience: Oxford students, researchers and other staff.
Date: 3 May 2024, 11:00 (Friday, 2nd week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams
Speaker: Chris Morrison (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)
Organising department: Bodleian Research and Learning Support
Organiser: Sarah Humphreys (Bodleian Libraries)
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Part of: Open Scholarship
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: Free
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Helen Bond, Melanie Smith