Embargos and confidentiality

How to deal with embargos set by publishers? How to comply with confidentiality obligations?

Setting an embargo period in HAL (screen shot)
  1. How to deal with embargos set by publishers (delayed open access)?
  2. How to comply with confidentiality obligations?

How to deal with embargos set by publishers (delayed open access)?

Beneficiaries must ensure open access to the publication within a maximum of six months, or twelve months for publications in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).

Some publishers set an embargo period before the publication can be made publicly available. This does not prevent you from depositing the post-print version immediately. The HAL repository has an embargo facility which will restrict access until the embargo period is over

What if my publisher sets an embargo period longer than 6 months or 12 months in HSS?

Mail an addendum with your publishing agreement and a cover letter to your publisher. An addendum is a legal document that modifies the publisher’s agreement and allows you to keep key rights to your articles. Download, fill out, sign and send your publisher:

You may also use the Scholar's copyright addendum engine (Science Commons)

How to comply with confidentiality obligations?

The H2020 open access mandate "does not change the obligation to protect results in Article 27, the confidentiality obligations in Article 36, the security obligations in Article 37 or the obligations to protect personal data in Article 39, all of which still apply." (article 29.1 in Model Grant Agreement, p.60 "General obligation to disseminate results")