OpenAIRE Newsletter August 2022

OpenAIRE Newsletter August 2022

 25 September 2022 

OpenAIRE EXPLORE: Introducing Sustainable Development Goals and Fields of Science classifications 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promote interdisciplinary research and affect the methods, tools, technologies needed to categorize and analyse research outcomes, correlations and impact. Αwareness of the SDGs is estimated to be approximately 50% globally and an increasing number of researchers, policymakers, governments, organisations, associations and citizens around the world have started to adopt them.

OpenAIRE, embraces the need of open scholarly works mapping with SDGs and FoS (Field of Science) classifications and updates its search and discovery OpenAIRE EXPLORE portal with new functionalities. Powered by the Artificial Intelligence stack of the SciNoBo - Science No Borders team from Athena Research Center, our Greek NOAD partner, OpenAIRE EXPLORE users can now navigate through this new knowledge discovery pathway, and in the immediate future, explore new indicators in OpenAIRE MONITOR. 

After all, sustainable research is meant to offer a secure future and such a future, is part of OpenAIRE's mission and vision. 

Supporting a FAIR EOSC: FAIRCORE4EOSC new Horizon Europe project 

Two OpenAIRE representatives, Paolo Manghi, OpenAIRE CTO and Thanasis Vergoulis, Development & Operation Director, participated in the kick-off meeting of the FAIRCORE4EOSC Horizon Europe project in Amsterdam. This new project focuses on the development and realisation of nine (9) core services for EOSC. The OpenAIRE role is primarily to improve the discoverability and interoperability of research outputs by making the OpenAIRE Research Graph broader (including additional types of research outputs) and "intelligent".

Creating synergies beyond borders 

We are happy to announce our partnership with the Mexican Center for Research on North America. With the use of the OpenAIRE CONNECT Gateway, we aim to build a platform for North America Studies which will facilitate communication among the community and gather all research outputs in one single access point! 

This collaboration shows the immense possibilities of how to  strengthen integration between digital platforms in North America and Europe, and we hope this is only the beginning.


Introducing the ‘Hellenic Open Science Initiative - HOSI’ 

Earlier this year, thirteen (13) research, technology and innovation leading organisations in Greece formed an Open Science partnership aiming to implement Open Science policies in the country and support the national representation and contribution to EOSC in a coordinated and participatory manner. 


OpenAIRE Greek NOAD (represented by Athena Research Center and Heal-Link, the Greek National Academic Library Consortium) is part of this partnership and has a major role to play.  Both organisations are part of the HOSI and will continue collaborating with other national stakeholders to implement key policies included in the National Open Science Plan. 

Elli Papadopoulou explains the path towards the creation of the HOSI and the way forward.

Cross-disciplinary challenges in EOSC training 

Our Training Officer, S. Venkataraman was one the eight co-chairs who participated as instructor in the CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School that took place in July in Trieste. Providing an overview of the EOSC Future project, Venkat gathered feedback on the key aspects related to EOSC training from trainers and 60 early career researchers from across the world

OpenAIRE's presence in Open Repositories 2022

Repositories are in the core of Open Science and OpenAIRE. Our Scholarly Communication Technical Expert 

Leonidas Pispiringas presented three (3) OpenAIRE services and our collaborative work with 4Science in the 17th International Conference on Open Repositories that took place in Colorado in early June.


Collaboration to enhance EOSC Core 

Helping researchers and other R&I actors understand and use data via the FAIR principles is the main goal between FAIRsharing and OpenAIRE partnership.


Learn more about the first phase of this collaboration, that will shape activities in the EOSC Future project (EOSC Core) via the central role of OpenAIRE Research Graph.  


Deadline Sept 15, 2022

RDA Open Call for cross disciplinary science adoption grants #2

As part of the EOSC Future project, RDA is awarding up to 4 grants, each totalling a maximum of €50 000, to help incorporate cross-disciplinary research best practices within the broader EOSC community. 

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