The UM Repository is a library tool aiming to boost the citation impact of your paper as well as the speed of its dissemination. Library staff requires your once-only permission to add the full text of your papers to the UM Repository. 

By signing the License to deposit you give that permission. The upload procedure regulates to what extent and when your publication will be made available via the UM Repository. For legal reasons this license is only available in Dutch, but a paraphrase in English is added.  

Publishing rights and ownership

It is important that you make sure that you have the right to submit your work to the UM Repository. In case you already transferred publishing rights to your publisher, you cannot sign that license right now; you’ll need to negotiate with your publisher first.

Information on how to proceed can be found on the Copyright Information Point website for Researchers, item: ‘How do I get permission from my publisher to deposit a copy of my publication in UM Publications?’. The Sherpa/Romeo website enables you to check if individual publishers permit deposit in institutional repositories and if there are any copyright conditions attached. The database can be searched by publisher or by journal title. 

The standard contract used by your publisher is not binding as long as you do not agree. You can negotiate the terms to try to retain your ownership and particularly the right to use the UM Repository.


Your Faculty administrator will help you to upload your paper and to use Corsa to archive your License to deposit.  
The Library’s Copyright Information Point assists you with copyright clearance for deposit in the UM repository.

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