07 January 2010
OpenAIRE aims to support the implementation of Open Access in Europe. It provides the means to promote and realize the widespread adoption of the Open Access Policy, as set out by the ERC Scientific Council Guidelines for Open Access and the Open Access pilot launched by the European Commission.
OpenAIRE, a three-year project, will establish the infrastructure for researchers to support them in complying with the EC OA pilot and the ERC Guidelines on Open Access. It will provide an extensive European Helpdesk System, based on a distributed network of national and regional liaison offices in 27 countries, to ensure localized help to researchers within their own context. It will build an OpenAIRE portal and e-Infrastructure for the repository networks and explore scientific data management services together with 5 disciplinary communities. It will also provide a repository facility for researchers who do not have access to an institutional or discipline-specific repository.
Official project data:
Project n°: RI-246686
Project type: CPCSA
Start date: 01/12/2009
Duration: 36 months
Total budget: 4 953 203 €
Funding from the EC: 4 169 927 €
Total funded effort in person-month: 605
Scientific coordinator: Norbert Lossau (Goettingen University)
Technical coordinator: Donatella Castelli (CNR-ISTI)