Open Science Newsletter - Special Edition:
UMCG Taverne amendment open access implementation
UMCG Taverne amendment open access implementation
As of 2021, the publisher’s version of all short publications (e.g. research articles and book chapters) that have not been published in open access will be made open access available via Pure six months after their first publication by the publisher, with reference to the original publication source. This is made possible thanks to Article 25fa of the Dutch Copyright Act (also known as Taverne amendment), which grants Dutch-affiliated researchers the right to make their short academic works openly accessible to the public for free after a short embargo period.
Please note that the UG and the UMCG are employing slightly different procedures. The information in this newsletter is relevant for UMCG staff. A separate newsletter was sent to UG staff. 
Support and how the regulations will be implemented
Researchers don’t have to do anything themselves. The Central Medical Library (CMB) will take care of opening up all qualifying publications via Pure.

Should you receive a copyright infringement notice from a publisher, please contact the CMB at As your employer, the UMCG will respond to the publisher.
Opt out
In case you have compelling reasons not to share one or more of your publications, you may request an opt-out from the regulation. 
> Request an opt-out
National approach to boost open access
The Dutch universities in the Netherlands and their UMCs have agreed to roll out the Taverne amendment nationally. All Dutch universities will make qualifying short works openly available in their repositories. The implementation procedure may vary per university. 
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This newsletter provides an overview of need-to-know information about the UMCG Taverne amendment open access implementation. Please send your questions, comments and feedback to