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). 
Let us know if you would like to organise a session in your department or an individual meeting. Email us at orbilu@uni.lu
Previous session
When: Thursday 25 July 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 https://www.coalition-s.org/

Read more about some of the concerns you may have

The ORBIlu team is growing

The University of Luxembourg library has just hired on a permanent basis an “Advocate for scholarly communication and research process”.

Jonathan England, who will also now coordinate ORBilu, will be your point of contact at the University for Open Access queries, research data management and Data Management Plans guidance, or any other developments around research outputs dissemination and Open Science.

Make good use of these new services by contacting: jonathan.england@uni.lu or orbilu@uni.lu


Open Science Forum – 14-16 November 2018

Save the date for three days of seminars, debates and hands-on sessions on how to make your research more visible, transparent, reproducible and efficient.

The Open Science Forum is aimed at all researchers and research support staff within and around Luxembourg, whatever your field of research or your research institution is and whether you are an early-career or an established researcher. 

From publication and data management to research evaluation and open innovation, you will all find something to learn and debate about. 

Find out more on the website or email us at openscience2018@uni.lu


title 24/10/2018

It's almost time for Open Access Week!

OpenAIRE and FOSTER organise a full week of webinars and tutorials (October 22-26) you are much welcome to attend.

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title 23/10/2018

10 ans d’ORBi à l’ULiège. Et demain ? Quelle communication savante à l’ère de l’Open Access et de l’Open Science ?

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title 05/04/2018

Da der freie Zugang zu Publikationen keine Grenzen kennt, sind Sie herzlich zum Open Access Tag der Universität Trier am 18. April 2018 von 13-18 Uhr eingeladen.

Experten aus den Bereichen Rechtswissenschaften, Wissenschaftsorganisation und Bibliometrie zeigen ihre “Aspekte und Perspektiven“ zum Thema Open Access auf:

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title 03/04/2018

Research data is a crucial pillar of the research process. Data Conversations are all about bringing researchers together to share their data stories, discuss issues and exchange ideas. Whether it is about data creation, collection, use, processing, sharing or management; whether it is about lessons learned from your own failures (#DataHorrorStories) or successes in dealing with data; Data Conversations aims to make the exchange happen.

THEME: GDPR and your research data

WHEN: Wednesday 25 April 2018, 12h30-15h

WHERE: Black Box (Ground Floor), Maison des Science Humaines (MSH), Campus Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

To read about this event : https://blogs.openaire.eu/?p=2976

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title 09/02/2018

Have an FNR (co)funded project that received a positive funding decision after 1 January 2017? Then familiarise yourself again with the FNR Policy on Open Access and its OPEN ACCESS FUND.

The programme provides financial support to reimburse fees that may arise from the publications of peer-reviewed research results in Open Access. The FNR just announced the first call for proposals with a deadline for applications of 30 June 2018.

An information session on Open Access and the FNR Open Access Fund will be organised to help with any doubts and questions (see FNR website for dates and details).



Luxembourg’s First National Open Science Conference

Couldn't make it to our Open Science conference in October?  Catch up via this blog posting or watch the recording of the event.