IRRP Question Time (2)

Join us for this webinar to learn more about rights retention in relation to Intellectual Property, the varying ways of implementing a policy and the benefits and challenges to academic authors.

  • 75 minutes
  • Online
  • Free

This event will be held on

  • 27 June 2024

    • Online
    • 10:30 – 11:45


This second in our series of webinars about institutional rights retention policies (IRRPs) will focus on impacts on Intellectual Property, how rights retention (RR) might be implemented in a variety of ways in different institutional contexts and the benefits and challenges to academic authors of RR.


UKRI has a new open access policy that requires funded authors to make their research publications freely available to the public through open access. One route to compliance is for authors to deposit a copy of their Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) in their institutional or other open access repository and to include particular wording in the contract with their publishers. Commonly this is known as rights retention and rights retention policies (IRRPs) are in place at about a third of UK HEIs.

Why we are doing this

Jisc, together with our partners SCONUL and RLUK, now wants to support the entire sector to work through the issues raised by this policy requirement. We have therefore established a Teams channel with example documentation and FAQs and are conducting these panel-led community Q&A sessions to support those tasked with developing a policy for their institution.


  • Chris Morrison, Copyright & Licensing Specialist, University of Oxford.
  • Ruth Harrison, Head of Scholarly Communications Management Library Services, Imperial College London.
  • Pablo de Castro, Open Access Advocacy Librarian, University of Strathclyde.

Who should attend

The discussions at this event will be of particular interest to:

  • Open access librarians
  • Research managers
  • Other professionals who support open access in their organisation
  • This event is for ac.uk emails only and registrations without this may be cancelled.


For further information, please contact events@jisc.ac.uk.