You share, we take care ! continues

The ambition of the Netherlands is to achieve 100% open access. Agreements have been made with many publishers about open access publishing. Unfortunately, this is not yet possible for all types of publications or journals. However, Dutch copyright law offers an alternative.

Article 25fa of the Dutch Copyright Act, better known as Taverne amendment,  allows researchers to share short scientific works (e.g. articles & book chapters), regardless of any restrictive publishers' guidelines. The You Share We Take Care pilot is therefore being continued as a national component of the open access policy. The Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU) and the National Open Science Platform (NPOS) decided this in the autumn of 2019. Taverne is captured as a project in the TU Delft Open Science Programme 2020-2024.

Therefore short scientific works (articles, conference proceedings or book chapters) can be made available six months after the first publication via university repositories, at the request of the author (s).

Since the introduction of  'You share, we take care'  976 short scientific works have been published open access via the TU Delft Repository. 


Publication year 2018

Publication year 2019

Publication year 2020

Peer-reviewed articles




Conference papers




Book chapters





Conditions for participation
TU Delft Library will share  your publications via the TU Delft Repository. The period of publication after six months applies under the following conditions:

  • The author(s) has/had an employment contract with the TU Delft, which participates in the pilot. Authors can be corresponding- as well as co-authors.
  • It concerns a short scientific work; this has the length of a scientific article or book chapter in an edited collection.
  • The publications cannot be placed in commercial platforms such as Research Gate. In these environments you can link to the publications in TU Delft Repository
  • The effective date of work that qualifies for You share, we take care! is January 1, 2018.

How can you participate?

  • When participating, you sign an personal agreement in which it is agreed that TU Delft will share your short work via the TU Delft Repository. The model license can be requested at
  • TU Delft Library will verify the conditions with you and provide additional information if needed to get the publication in TU Delft Repository.
  • Your short scientific work (article, conference proceeding, book chapter) will be placed in the TU Delft Repository. After lifting the embargo you can now be freely shared your work with scientists around the world.
  • If you receive questions at any time, for example from the publishers side, TU Delft will take instantly care of the correspondence for you

More information and contact
You can find more background information and Q&As or you can email

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