In 2018 three Canadian federal granting agencies have agreed to partner with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) on a project which seeks to use the OpenAIRE infrastructure to improve the discoverability of Canadian Open Access content. This collaboration resulted in the newly released CANADA EXPLORE Portal, which allows users to search, browse and access Canadian research outcomes.
Using the OpenAIRE Research Graph, we co-developed a text mining module capable of identifying highly accurate links between publications and the funding agencies and collected these into one portal. But this is only the beginning! CARL's efforts are now to empower the Canadian institutional repositories to be part of the national and the global open science ecosystem through the adoption of the OpenAIRE Metadata Guidelines. Their connection to CANADA EXPLORE will ensure a highly valuable service for the country and the world.
OpenAIRE welcomes the UNESCO Recommendation that aims to drive the wider adoption of open practices. A great vehicle for alignment across regions and countries, funders and intstitutions, OpenAIRE members are fully commited to support its implementation.
In October, Springer Nature published a white paper entitled “Going for Gold”. Despite Springer Nature’s stated commitment to scientific rigour and reproducibility in their journals, this white paper does not live up to those.
Driving the development of Open Science in Denmark
“We are constantly referring to guides that are developed by OpenAIRE.”
The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Anne Thorst Melbye, Head of Pure-Office at the University Library of Southern Denmark and Asger Væring Larsen, Senior Consultant and Data Management Coordinator at the University Library of Southern Denmark. Read their reflections on Open Science.
How can researchers and data stewards be assisted to support FAIR and Open Research, through better provision of training materials? What challenges do research catalogue providers face when providing related materials? This year’s OSFAIR offered a great opportunity to reflect upon current trends and tools.
In a 90-minute workshop the projects EOSC-Pillar, EOSC Synergy, ExPaNDS, NI4OS-Europe, FAIRsFAIR and EOSC-Nordic with support of the EOSCsecretariat.eu project, discussed their progress and work on policies related to Open Science with the audience.
During this online event, stakeholders active in the EOSC community discussed topics high on the agenda for the implementation of the EOSC Core. OpenAIRE is proud to be a partner in this ambitious project, putting all our efforts into making EOSC a success.