For the open access week 2021 a mix of webinars, workshops and talks are provided by the University library together with the Department of Research Affairs , the Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences and the Faculty of Law.


Note that the Monday seminar will be held in Aula M.001 (City Campus Meerminne) from 12:00 till 2:00 PM and can be attended live after registration. Lunch for participants is provided. Before and after the talks, the Open Science support staff from the university of Antwerp is present to answer your questions on Open Access, Open Science and Open Data.

Monday October 25 12:00 - 2:00 pm (Aula M.001 - City Campus Meerminne)

  • Intro to Open Science
    Maja Sahadžić, Maarten Vermeyen (Department of Research Affairs)  and Martijn Van Roie (University Library)
  • The hidden work of sharing and reusing data: The researchers’ perspective
    Kathleen Gregory - Postdoctoral research fellow - Scholarly Communications Lab, Ottawa/Vancouver, Canada​

    Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • ​​Registration form
  • Link to online session

Tuesday October 26  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (webinar)

Open data to support research integrity and reproducibility
Prof. Sabine Van Doorslaer - Department of Chemistry

Wednesday October 27 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (webinar)

Open Datasets
Maja Sahadžić, Maarten Vermeyen (Department of Research Affairs)

Link to online session

Thursday October 28 2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

Copyright and Rights retention strategy for libraries
Johan Rooryck and Sally Rumsey and hosted by Open Access Belgium

More activities are organised by Open Access Belgium. Check the full program

Friday October 29 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (City Campus  - Room R.121)

Open access Student Event : Be an agent of change!

Have you heard ever of ‘open access’? No?

Well, this is your chance to learn all about this global movement that allows you to have access to academic publications and get a pass on your assignments and master thesis!

As a student, you will be consulting hundreds, maybe thousands of works during your formation. Thanks to the library, you have free access to a number of scholarly journals. But this comes with a cost, a cost that is increasing every year. 

‘Open access’ is all about free global sharing of peer reviewed articles in scholarly journals. ‘Open access’ literature is digital, online, free of charge and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Learn all about the green and golden route, open educational resources, types of licensing and so much more and during a 2h interactive session.

Be part of a global movement striving for free and unrestricted online access to research outputs.

Be an agent of change!

Registration form