On Nov 5 in Vilnius, Lithuania, OpenAIRE held a workshop on Legal and Sustainability Issues. The day covered a range of topical issues and was attended by nearly 100 people. Get an overview of the day's presentations and find links to the presentations and discussions (videos and slides).
On November 25th, the latest version of Creative Commons licenses, CC 4.0 was officially launched. Creative Commons licenses are free, easy-to-use and provide a simple, standardized way to allow content creators share and use their creative work with permissions and conditions of their choice. Moreover, as a result of a legal study, OpenAIRE recommends using the CC licenses license for research data.
The Veg-i-Trade project is coordinated by Ghent University, and is a good example of how OpenAIRE can support projects to make research output available in Open Access. After being contacted by the Belgian NOAD, the Ghent researchers from the project decided to collect all their Veg-i-Trade publications in the OpenAIRE compliant repository Biblio.
Start-up projects struggling with keeping their publication lists up-to-date a can make use of the OpenAIRE infrastructure to link their research output to their project, and display it on their project website.
The Digital Repository of Ireland is a national, trusted digital repository for social science and humanities data, with the mission of linking, preserving, and providing access to Ireland’s social and cultural heritage. Based on a user-centred approach to building the repository, it has a strong focus on research and development, requirements planning, and policy building.
The first deliverable of the RECODE project on Open Access to research data is now available. Their just-out report, undertakes a case study analysis of stakeholder values and inter-relationships in five different disciplines; physics, earth sciences, archaeology, health and bioengineering.
Research Data Management (RDM) has become one of the hottest topics in research coordination. Several institutions have specialized in helping researchers, project coordinators and supporting staff out with RDM. OpenAIRE finds out more...
Researchers should have an easy job of citing data, so a harmonisation of approaches seems a good idea. Take a look at the first (draft) data citation principles produced by a cross-team committee leveraging the perspectives from the various existing initiatives working on data citation.
On November 13, 2013, The Argentinian Senate unanimously passed legislation requiring open access to publicly funded research outputs. OpenAIRE were also present in Buenos Aires at the time and took part in meetings and training for the DNET/OpenAIRE software that runs Argentina's national OA infrastructure.
In April 2013, the University of Luxemburg announced the establishment of ORBilu , their new institutional repository. It comes with a so called 'deposit mandate', and OpenAIRE wanted to hear about a researchers' first experience.