120 delegates gathered in Minho on February 7/8 to attend a workshop on Interoperability. The purpose of the workshop was to showcase the new set of OpenAIRE guidelines and to discuss and get input onto OpenAIRE’s approach to harvesting metadata.
Pure, the CRIS system is now enabled to join the European Open Access infrastructure OpenAIRE. Why is this important? Because it will enable project leaders and managers to easily link up research output to the funding details of the European Commission, and enable open access availability. Read more to find out exactly how this was done....
Ever wondered what is involved in the day to day running of a data centre? Finland's Social Science Data Archive is a major resource centre for social science research and teaching. In this interview with two members of staff we find out more about how they support their users, tackle licensing and interoperate with other infrastructures.
What is the value of linking publications to data? And how is it done? OpenAIRE plus is exploring this concept, on an inter-disciplinary level. Read more to find out how OpenAIRE aims to develop a service which allows users to interact with and support linking between research articles, data and project funding.
Is there a difference in open access to scientific research data and open access to government data (aka: public sector information - PSI)? Not perhaps in terms of target audience, but common technical issues remain (metadata formats, interoperability, anomymization, scalability, etc.) remain. The Greek open data day raised some of these issues in a very active and productive day.
Yes, tracking open access is an important indicator for its success and progress. The Open Access Tracker is an innovative online tool that helps document the growth of open access in six Mediterranean countries.