OpenAIRE EXPLORE: discover and share research #OAWeek

 The Explore Service corresponds to the OpenAIRE Discovery Portal that provides access to Open Access research content. It is based on OpenAIRE's open scholarly communication graph that includes all research and scholarly activities, ranging all phases of the research life cycle. OpenAIRE Discovery Portal provides end user functionalities which allow to: find the most fitting repository to deposit their publication or data, authoritatively enrich the underlying content (e.g., linking resear...
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New data sources registered in OpenAIRE: the most recent entries

OpenAIRE continues the aggregation of a new data sources, being registered over 100 new entries during the last 6 months. ​The most recent entries coming from a diverse range of geographies (Brazil, Croatia, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Turkey) and typologies (Institutional Repositories, Data Repositories, Journal Aggregators/Publishers and Journals). The following slideshow presents some of the most recent entries. Find here all the registered Content Pro...
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OSFAIR 2019. It’s time to move

What happened? On 16 to 18 September 2019 at the 19th century Congress Centre Alfândega in Porto, the second Open Science FAIR brought together a diverse audience of more than 400 Open Science practitioners. OSFair2019 was organized as an emblematic initiative of OpenAIRE, co-organized by three other EU projects in the area of Open Science: FIT4RRI, EOSC Secretariat and FAIRsFAIR and was locally curated by the University of Minho. This years' theme: " Synergies for Sustainable, Open & R...
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Services to Support FAIR Data: From Recommendations to Actions

Services to Support FAIR Data: From Recommendations to Actions
Earlier this year, two workshops were held to formulate recommendations on how services and infrastructures can better support the implementation of the FAIR data principles 1 . The input and conclusions from both workshops were analysed to form the basis for a draft report 'Services to support FAIR data: Draft report and recommendations '. As a conclusion to the previous workshops, a third workshop was organized during the Open Science Fair in Porto, Portugal, in collaboration with OpenAIRE, FA...
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Inspiring national workshop on Research Information in the Netherlands

******Blog post by Elly Dijk, DANS****** On 3 September 2019, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) and the National Library (KB) organised an afternoon workshop on themes related to knowledge exchange in the fields of research information and open science. The workshop was intended for repository administrators and managers, open access staff at research institutions, and other stakeholders. In all, around 60 people from universities, higher professional education and other research inst...
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2020 - the year of Open Science in Greece?

Greek Research Infrastructures leaders on the next steps for Open Science
Self-organizing research communities for open science: Locating Open Science (OS) at the core of European Union strategies and flagships led an increasing number of public stakeholders with an active role in the academic and research fora to embrace this new paradigm, though in a decentralised way. Developments of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) contribute both to accelerating this shift and to introducing a coherent approach to communicating, internally among national stakeholders, and e...
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Open science in the newly adopted Law on Science and Research in Serbia

Open Science is an internationally and universally accepted term that includes open (free for the end-users) access to scientific and educational literature, open research, open innovation, open source software, etc. In all documents regulating science in the European Union (and beyond), open access is mandatory, as the wider community has the right of access to the results of scientific research funded from public sources, i.e. by the money of taxpayers. The Ministry of Education, Science and T...
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Software and Open Science: knowing the best practices

Open Science webinars in Greek - v1: On Thursday 06 June, the Greek and Cypriot OpenAIRE NOADs ended their first round of collaborative webinars around Open Science with a presentation on good practices for developing software in the area of open research. In focus: Open Software has gained importance in the field of Science. The demand for open solutions is being increased as researchers realize the benefits of more contributions and collaborations to software development, especially in fast ev...
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OpenAIRE Workshop on Open Access publishing of research results addressed to young and senior researchers in Bucharest, Romania

On the 13 th of June , 2019, UEFISCDI (Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding - https://uefiscdi.gov.ro ), as OpenAIRE NOAD in Romania , has organized at the National University of Political Science and Public Administration ( SNSPA - http://snspa.ro/ ), a workshop addressed to both young and more experienced researchers on the following subject: Open Access Publishing of Research Results . The event aimed to equip participants with knowledge and skil...
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Austria launches its ORCID Consortium

In January 2019, the TU Wien (represented by the TU Wien Bibliothek ) and the University of Vienna (represented by the Vienna University Library ) joined forces to lead the ORCID Austria consortium currently comprising of eleven institutions, which aims to increase the uptake and relevance of the ORCID iD as a unique identifier for researchers in Austria. Having an ORCID iD improves the international research profile for individual scientists, whereas institutions benefit from an increased inter...
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OpenAIRE at the CESSDA Training Workshop in Athens

  Scope of the workshop: A training workshop was organised by the research community of CESSDA on May 13th. The workshop was hosted by So.Da.Net , the Greek Research Infrastructure for Social Sciences, and followed a train-the-trainer approach to inform SSH experts and managers in data archives about the Data Management Expert Guide (DMEG) . The DMEG: To better support researchers in managing data derived from research in the Social Sciences and Humanities, CESSDA ERIC service providers pre...
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Institutional RDM Support at the University of Helsinki

DMP Workshop at the University of Helsinki
This blog post is first in a series of blogs describing RDM support activities in participating institutions. The series is produced by the Taskforce OpenAIRE: Institutional RDM support. Support Services ​ Preparations for building a solid Research Data Management (RDM) support started more than ten years ago at the University of Helsinki. In an early project at the life sciences campus researchers and library staff presented and discussed data related workflows and possible solutions for data m...
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Connect and Get Connected – Linking Open Science in Austria

On 24 and 25 April 2019 the national workshop " Linking Open Science in Austria " was held at the Skylounge of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics (University of Vienna). The two-day workshop was organized by Vienna University Library (VUL) in cooperation with OpenAIRE, OpenAIRE NOAD Austria, e-infrastructure Austria Plus, RDA Europe, RDA Austria, EOSC-hub, FAIRsFAIR, GO FAIR International, as well as the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. We welcomed app...
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Good RDM resources are here… according to the OpenAIRE NOADs

finding a needle in a haystack
Last year, the Research Data Management (RDM) taskforce of NOADs in OpenAIRE realised that the NOADs use a variety of handy resources concerning RDM in their daily work. For NOADS and other supporters of open science and making research data FAIR, there are many resources available but how to pick the ones that are most useful to you, in other words, how to find your needle in the haystack? Recently, the list of RDM resources recommended by NOADs was published. It is based on activities around f...
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Open Science Conference, Ljubljana, 22 May 2019

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana and OpenAIRE-Advance National Open Access Desk organized a conference on open science  within the 10th Liber.ac Academic Book Fair . Open science aspects were presented by distinguished international experts, Slovenian high-level officials and experts chaired the presentations and discussion: Open science in the European Research Area – speaker Dr Dr René von Schomberg, Head of the Open Science Unit, Directorate-General for Research and Inn...
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Setting up a data stewardship programme - an institutional perspective

Background and importance: Part of the Open Science webinar series running in collaboration of the Greek and Cypriot OpenAIRE NOADs, this webinar focused on Data Stewardship. With data management services and practices to be at a primary stage of developments at the University level in Greece and Cyprus, it seemed as a good opportunity to introduce the concept/role of data stewards to the library and to the research community, providing an understanding of duties and position within the Universi...
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Placing science closer to young citizens

Cover of the third issue of the Open Schools Journal for Open Science
The Open Schools Journal for Open Science is the first European peer review scientific journal that accepts original papers written by school-aged students from Primary to Secondary schools across Europe under the mentoring of their Teachers on all aspects of Science, Engineering and Technology.  The journal is hosted on the ePublishing platform of the National Documentation Centre in Greece and managed by Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) and is inviting school groups to submit their articles bas...
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Setting a trend? Norway and Elsevier enter into a two-year transformation pilot agreement

  On April 23, Elsevier and the Norwegian Unit jointly issued a press release, announcing a two-year pilot agreement on access to research and open publishing. This news took many by surprise since Unit only the month before had announced its decision not to renew their agreement with Elsevier. This decision came after a lengthy period of negotiations and was not made lightly. We quickly got back to our talks with Elsevier, however, and were able to work out the details of the pilot in a ve...
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Realizing the implementation of the OpenAIRE-CRIS-CERIF Guidelines in DSpace-CRIS

Supported by OpenAIRE, 4Science will implement the most recent version of the OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers in the open source software DSpace-CRIS which extends the DSpace repository platform by research data and information management. ​ Today we can already count more than 100 installations of DSpace-CRIS running in research institutions throughout Europe which emphasizes the potential when making their rich research information interlinked and findable in OpenAIRE. ​ The main objecti...
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FOSTER training events revisiting Lithuania

Librarians are focused on DIY tasks
On the 2 nd and 3 rd of April, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Library hosted two events: FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp for librarians from Lithuanian research libraries and Open Data Workshop on Writing Data Management Plans for doctoral students at KTU. This was not the first time the hosts welcomed FOSTER training events at Kaunas University of Technology: a series of events under the title "Promoting Open Science among Young Researchers: Challenges and Opportunities" with numero...
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