14 November Event: Harmonising Zero Embargo initiatives: Challenges in Europe and Beyond

Check out the recording of this webinar.


  • Date: 14 November, 2023
  • Time: 16:30 CET


This webinar takes a deep dive into the prospect of a zero embargo model by:

  • exploring initiatives and barriers to harmonise secondary publishing rights (SPR) legislation;
  • examining how SPR legislation can go from a national to an international level so that publicly funded research output will be shared openly and without any embargo period; and,
  • providing insights on how SPR can enable the immediate access to research findings, the course of action needed to get there, and identify which stakeholders must act.

Save Your Spot!

Register now to secure your spot to learn more about the challenges and impact of secondary publishing rights and to join the debate with other open science stakeholders.

The Webinar

This event builds on KR21’s research on secondary publishing rights, driven by LIBER, that resulted in a thorough report accompanied by a helpful infographic. It further complements our previous KR21 webinar on enabling the reuse of the scholarly publication.

Our speakers will start by briefly presenting their perspectives on challenges in harmonising SPR legislation across Europe and the symbiosis with other instruments, such as the rights retention strategy (check our report on that) and the US initiative to implement a zero embargo campaign. Afterwards, we have reserved 40 minutes for a lively panel discussion that will engage the audience.

Why You Should Attend

We’ll treat you to the expert insights and opinions, under the moderation of Martine Pronk (LIBER’s Executive Director), of a set of esteemed speakers from Europe and the US: