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The University of Luxembourg Library is recruiting an “Open Access Compliance Assistant” (8 months, 20h/week)

The role will be to monitor and help ensure researchers in Luxembourg comply with the EC’s OA mandate (H2020 projects), assess the quality of the data and metadata uploaded on the institutional repository and participate in other activities related to OpenAIRE.

Further details and application (deadline 08/09/2019):


The University of Luxembourg Library is recruiting a “Library Applications Developer” (permanent position, full-time)

The role will be to implement, maintain and develop the library’s digital services, tools, infrastructure and strategy, while collaborating with the library team, the IT department, the National Library or other University departments.

Further details and application (deadline 31/08/2019):

Clean your ORBilu
The ORBilu team is organising a series of sessions to help you make sure your publications are as visible and findable as possible.
Want as many people to read your work and cite you but still staying in the legality of your publishing agreement? Let's sit down together and help you identify whether you could change a "Limited Access" upload to "Open Access" or "Open Access with embargo". We will share with you some tips and tools that will help you when uploading future references (e.g. DOI, handle, SherpaRomeo). 
When: Thursday 25 July or Friday 30 August 2019
Time: 11:00-12:30
Where: Luxembourg Learning Centre, Floor -2 (minus 2), PC Training Room
Who: ONLY University of Luxembourg staff that have an active ORBilu profile 



Be seen. Be read. Be cited

title 06/06/2019

Last September 2018, an international consortium of research funders – referred to as cOAlition S and that includes the FNR, Luxembourg’s national funder – released the Plan S initiative that aims to make scientific publications fully and immediately Open Access (OA). After a period of consultation from the research community and publishers, the final and revised principles and implementation guidelines were published last week.


Plan S states that:

"With effect from 2021, all scholarly publications on the results from research funded by public or private grants provided by national, regional and international research councils and funding bodies, must be published in Open Access Journals, on Open Access Platforms, or made immediately available through Open Access Repositories without embargo."


As a researcher, if you are fully or partially funded by the FNR or by another funding agency part of cOAlition S (for grants awarded as of January 2021), you will be required to:

  • Publish in an OA venue (OA journal or OA platform); or publish in a subscription journal and make it fully open and immediately available on ORBilu; or publish OA in a subscription journal under a transformative arrangement.

  • Publishing in a ‘hybrid’ (or mirror/sister) journal will not be allowed, except if a transformative arrangement is in place.

  • No embargo periods are allowed (i.e. fully open and immediate access on ORBilu).

  • Retain your author rights by publishing under an open licence, preferably the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY).


We recommend you read the full principles and implementation guidelines about Plan S on

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