cOAlition S participates in the EuroScience Open Forum 2022

cOAlition S and Science Europe are organising an online panel discussion titled “The Rights Retention Strategy: Academic freedom and responsibility for researchers” on 14 July, 15.45 – 17.00 CEST during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF). ESOF participants can attend the session by entering the Observatory, Room 6. 

The speakers will focus on how researchers can effectively use the Rights Retention Strategy (RRS) and why it is in the interest of the entire academic community to do so. The panel will also explore how universities and other research performing organisations can integrate the RRS in their contracts and agreements with employees.


  • Simone Rehm (University of Stuttgart)
  • Sally Rumsey (cOAlition S)
  • Johan Rooryck (cOAlition S)
  • Vinciane Gaillard (European University Association)

Moderator: Lidia Borrell-Damián (Science Europe)

ESOF is the largest biennial interdisciplinary meeting on science and innovation in Europe, taking place from 13 to 16 July 2022 in Leiden, the Netherlands. This year, ESOF will organise its 10th edition with the main theme: “Crossing Borders, Engaged Society, Resilient Societies”. The detailed programme of ESOF2022, as well as information on the registration process, are available on the conference website.