OpenAIRE has issued guidelines for data provider managers ( to ensure compatibility on the levels of metadata and transfer protocol with the OpenAIRE aggregation services.
By following the guidelines Open Access content, content resulting from funded projects and links between publications, datasets, software and other research output can be identified in a standardised way.

The OpenAIRE Guide for Repository Managers ( outlines the steps that are necessary to comply, to get registered and to get aggregated and indexed in OpenAIRE.