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Directors’ Briefing: Plan S


1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Senate House, University of London
Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

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Directors and Heads of Service (from both within and without the M25 Consortium) are invited to attend a Directors’ Briefing on Plan S. Directors should feel free to send a deputy if unable to attend themselves.

Launched in September 2018, Plan S aims to make full and immediate Open Access a reality. Plan S requires that, from 2020, scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms.

Date & time: Monday 24th June 2019, 2pm to 4:30pm (registration and refreshments from 1:30pm)

Venue: Room G3, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU


1.30pm: Registration, coffee & networking

2pm: Welcome & introduction from the M25 Consortium. Michelle Wake (UCL Library Services)

2.05pm to 2.30pm: Robert Kiley (Interim cOAlition S Coordinator and Head of Open Research, Wellcome Trust) – Background to Plan S and updated guidance from cOAlition S following recent consultation.

2.30pm to 2.55pm: Professor Tony Kenyon (Professor of Nanoelectronic & Nanophotonic Materials, Faculty of Engineering Science, UCL) – Academic Perspective.

2.55pm to 3.20pm: Anna Vernon (Head of Licensing, Jisc Collections) – Update on Transformational Licensing Agreements.

3.20pm to 3.40pm: Coffee break

3.40pm to 4.05pm: Dr Paul Ayris (Pro-Vice-Provost, UCL Library Services) – Implications for Library Services

4.05pm to 4.30pm: Q&A panel with all speakers


  • M25 Members receive one free Directors’ Briefing place per institution per year. Additional places cost £75
  • Non-M25 members £112.50

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

To book a place please use our online booking form, remembering to include your PO number if applicable.

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