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UKSG are pleased to announce a special online event hosted by Katrine Sundsbø. Register now and join us for a fun Open Access themed mystery.


December 15 2020 - 11:00
December 15 2020 - 12:00


United Kingdom

About the Event


The Open Access Mystery – who locked down the research?

In this exciting Open Access Mystery game you’ll join a conference as one of eight characters who may or may not know each other from previous events and/or collaborations. During the conference disaster will strike, and it’s up to you to figure out who’s behind what turns out to be a global lockdown of all research. Will it be the Professor who relies on the h-index? The early career researcher with imposter syndrome? The problem solver who works in publishing? Or perhaps it’s the paranoid researcher who thinks you’ve stolen her ideas? Pay attention, not all is as it seems…

This roleplay game will take place via Zoom and will take roughly 60 mins to complete. There are two sessions scheduled, this session is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 15th December 11am-12pm (GMT) -  further details on the 1st session on Friday 11th December from 2pm-3pm GMT can be found here. 


This event is for UKSG members only  (to check your organisation is a member please review the Membership List) and as numbers are limited it is restricted to one person per organisation.  

Sign up is required for this activity! Online registration form 

You will be assigned a character before joining the session and you will receive a character pack a few days before the game with information about your character and how to play the game. Dressing up as your interpretation of the character is highly encouraged.


To take part in the session we recommend 

  • A good internet connection 
  • Speakers and a microphone or headset 
  • A webcam 

Further details of system requirements can found at the Zoom Help Centre 


Once all the places have been allocated a waitlist system will be available - this can be found here


Any further questions can be sent to 


If you are unable to attend we would appreciate it if you could let us know as soon as possible so we can pass the place to the next person on the waitlist and avoid disruption to the live event with no-shows.  Please contact

NB: UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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