Mark your calendars for one of the sessions with Patty Hart from WU General Counsel's Office. This will be an overview of legal issues with a chance to ask questions. When & Where: It will be offered twice: Oct. 5th at 10 AM at the medical campus (Cori Auditorium) and Oct. 13th at 4 pm on the Danforth campus (Arc, Olin Library Level A). No pre-registration is required. Who: WU faculty, researchers, graduate students, postdocs Why: Authors are encouraged to anticipate their future needs and to retain the rights they need in order to optimize dissemination of their research. In today's digital world, the right to disseminate and reuse the work is almost as important as the content itself. Those who teach may want to consider retaining rights to be able to make copies of their work for classroom use, use for lecture notes, or for posting on electronic reserves. Bench and clinical scientists may want to post their work on a laboratory web site, present their work at a conference or meeting, disseminate copies of the work to their colleagues, post the work on a subject repository, deposit their supplemental data in a public repository, include their work on a publicly available web site so that research results can be made accessible to the public, comply with public access mandates or use graphs or charts from a work in a future publication, to name a few. Doctoral students may want to retain the right to include their work in a dissertation or thesis or to post the work on an institutional or subject repository. More info: http://becker.wustl.edu/services/news/copyright-law.html or contact Ruth Lewis.