OpenAPC: Answering the dilemma of Open Access costs
Research intensive organizations need to manage their funds and expenses, while at the same time showcasing their high quality research outcomes via publications. With the shift towards open science, open access to publications is the first easy reach. How much does it cost, and how does it affect the organization’s budget and its impact its publishing policy? Even though transformative agreements emerge, universities often need to pay fees for the processing of the publications (APCs). Some of the fears of such organizations are that they might pay too much for OA publications or that they have no control on how much they spent. OpenAPC, a new service in the OpenAIRE service portfolio, provides easy solutions for monitoring allowing research performing organizations to effectively shape and align their strategy.
Slovak National Strategy for Open Science 2021 - 2028
At the beginning of June 2021, The National Strategy for Open Science 2021 - 2028, with its first Action Plan 2021 - 2022, was adopted by the Slovak government. The creation of the National Strategy is an integral part of the Action Plan of the Open Government Partnership Initiative 2020-2021. An impressive finding is that implementing OS at the national level affects at least ten laws constituting a legislative framework for R&D regulation in Slovakia.
The English version of the National Strategy will be available in September 2021. So stay tuned!
Open Access Books: An integral part of the open scholarship community
In 2020, the OAPEN Foundation celebrated its 10 year anniversary as an open infrastructure service for open access (OA) books, providing services to publishers, libraries and research funders. The mission of OAPEN to increase discoverability of OA books and to build trust around OA books is captured in the annual report, which also presents future activities.
Read about and be a supporter of the global initiative bringing us the OAPEN Library, DOAB, OA Book toolkit, OA Book Network.
Enhancing food & cosmetics: OpenAIRE Research Graph for consumer health
How does science affect our lives? How easy is it for us, the consumers to translate science in our quest for knowledge and informed decisions? And do this at the tips of our fingers?
Via the OpenAIRE open innovation calls we witnessed the incredible possibilities brought by open science in determing at real time health risks when buying food and cosmetics. Using the OpenAIRE Research Graph and full text publications feeding NLP / AI tools run on EOSC computing resources Ingredio by DENTICA LTD extracted scientificknowledge and connected it to products.
All in amobile app that allows consumers to capture with their smartphone the ingredients on a cosmetics or food product label, and informs them in seconds about potential hazards of the product ingredients based on open peer-reviewed data.
OpenAIRE congratulates SoBigData for its entry in the ESFRI 2021 Roadmap. Having supported the candidancy, and collaborated on jointly building a scientific gateway, we wholeheartidly support SoBigData in its new endeavour and in improving artificial intelligence for social good.
The launch of the new Library of Science website in Poland
Over 320 people from Poland and around the world participated in the June launch event of the Library of Science. The new website was inaugurated as part of the 'Platform of Polish Scientific Publications' project by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw, the OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk.
EOSC DIH, is a one-stop shop that assists SMEs to become more competitive in their business/production processes, products or services. To be launched in July, the EOSC DIH will provide digital technologies, access to training, technical expertise, and experimentation, so that companies can “test before invest”.
OpenAIRE participates in the effort primarily by providing access to the OpenAIRE Research Graph, but also to all services in our portfolio.