Cyprus: National Policy for Open Science practices

Announcing the new "National Policy of the Republic of Cyprus for Open Science Practices"   Reported by Sylvia Koukounidou After the first National Policy for Open Access in Cyprus, approved by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus on the 25th of February 2016, the time has come for a revision in order to follow the rapidly changing research ecosystem and fulfil all the requirements of the new Open Science era. Thus, after a long period of discussions and the involvement o...

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Celebrating RECOLECTA's 15th anniversary

 A post event summary  The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has celebrated in Madrid the 15th anniversary of RECOLECTA with a national event for the repositories' community. RECOLECTA is the national harvester of Open Access repositories that aggregates 167 repositories and includes more than 2,5M documents and 28.000 datasets. RECOLECTA provides the Spanish community of repositories with metadata certification services based on OpenAIRE's guidelines, metadata enri...

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Supporting Open Science in Serbia

Our active participation in OpenAIRE shows that we believe in the OpenAIRE community Everything we know about Open Science we have mostly learned from the people of OpenAIRE. by  Biljana Kosanovic  The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Biljana Kosanovic, Information Specialist at the University of Belgrade. Read her reflections on Open Science.   How does the University of Belgarde support Open Science in Serbia? There are several groups at the University of ...

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Updates in the PROVIDE dashboard to display the Terms of Use

The Terms of Use for Content Providers (ToU) are now displayed in the PROVIDE Dashboard interface. In order to be more transparent and to display more clearly the ToU to data source managers who are using the PROVIDE service, the Dashboard interface was updated to display the options to accept the ToU and to agree to the re-use of full texts. 

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Supporting Open Science in Spain

OpenAIRE is a key infrastructure for the implementation of the EU's Open Science policy We are enthusiastic implementers of the OpenAIRE Guidelines among the Spanish repositories!by Laura Valeria Bonora &  Pilar Rico-Castro The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Laura Valeria Bonora and Pilar Rico-Castro, Head of Unit for Open Access, Repositories and Journals at FECYT. Read their reflections on Open Science.  How does FECYT support Open Science in Spain? The Spanis...

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About the Position Paper on Open Science in Hungary

On October 18th 2021 an official position paper was released in Hungary on Open Science. The purpose of the document is to articulate the directions scientific communication is headed in the country considering the ongoing paradigm shift in science. The statement is the outcome of many consultations of several Hungarian institutions. First, the position paper defines what is considered Open Science, then it enumerates the key pillars of the Open Science ecosystem. open access to research outputs...

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Open Science in the recently adopted Resolution on the Slovenian Scientific Research and Innovation Strategy 2030

At the end of March 2022, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Resolution on the Slovenian Scientific Research and Innovation Strategy 2030 which was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia in April 2022. This is a key Slovenian strategic document for research and innovation until 2030, which will be the basis for formulating policies related to social and economic development as well as to societal challenges. The Scientific Research and Innovation...

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Malta adopts a National Open Access Policy

By the end of 2025, Malta shifts to a state of immediate Open Access in terms of research publications by  Kevin J. Ellul In 2019, the Malta Council for Science & Technology (MCST) has secured the support of the H2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) to develop a National Open Access Policy. The PSF exercise kicked-off in July 2019 whereby a panel of experts undertook two country visits and discussed ideas and challenges with relevant Maltese stakeholders. The expert panel prepared a tailo...

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Supporting Open Science in Norway

OpenAIRE offers a wide range of services that already contribute to our Open Science efforts   "OpenAIRE has a long and strong commitment to training and support for putting Open Science into practice"by Jens H. Aasheim The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Jens H. Aasheim, Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Read his reflections on Open Science. How does UNIT support Open Science in Norway? First of all, as of 2022, we are now call Sikt. This is ...

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OpenAIRE guidelines for data source managers ensure compatibility of the Horizon Europe Open Science requirements

Regarding European Commission (EC) funding projects, OpenAIRE provides instructions on how to expose the projects information metadata through the Guidelines for datasource managers (https://guidelines.openaire.eu/), now including Horizon Europe (HE) projects. By following the OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature, institutional, and thematic Repositories it is ensured that metadata specifications from the Horizon Europe (HE) Open Science requirements are met. To this end, OpenAIRE started by updat...

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OpenCitations and EC funding: OpenAIRE Nexus and RISIS2

The incentives for new OpenCitations innovative solutions  by Chiara Di Giambattista Two years ago, in their canonical 2020 QSS paper on OpenCitations, Silvio Peroni and David Shotton anticipated the creation of the new database, OpenCitations Meta, able to "offer a faster and richer service" by storing bibliographic metadata "in house". Meta would "avoid duplication of data by efficiently permitting us to keep […] a single copy of the metadata for each of the bibliographic entities involve...

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New Webinars in the Series "RDM in Austria" Now Online!

Since its start in 2020, the "Research Data Management in Austria" webinar series has brought together researchers and experts from support services such as libraries and IT centers to learn about RDM and Open Research. The series is a joint effort of the FAIR Data Austria project and the Austrian Network for Repository Managers (RepManNet). After fifteen successful events covering a wide range of subjects – from writing a data management plan to version control with Git – the team of FAIR Data ...

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Argos automates the writing of DMPs

What's the hype? This new version of Argos goes one step further with repository integrations. It uses Zenodo to automatically retrieve information regarding the findability and accessibility of deposited datasets and allocates them as answers to the respective questions of Argos DMPs. Why it matters: This version fosters the engagement of researchers with data management as it guarantees less effort to manage data through their Argos DMPs. Moreover, it accentuates the value of Argos as a s...

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EnerMaps: A useful online tool for energy professionals

Contributing to the EU digital strategy The EnerMaps tool is ready to be used by energy professionals! The EnerMaps team will present the online tool, its functionalities, the development behind and the barriers to centralising energy data on Thursday 7 April 2022 from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM CEST online. All the partners, including OpenAIRE, will be present to answer questions about any aspect of the project and get feedback on it. Meet the EnerMaps Team In their latest video, the EnerMaps team intr...

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Bulgaria: National Initiative for Open Data and Cloud Computing

Creating synergies at the national level  by  Peter Stanchev On December 9, 2021, nine scientific organizations signed an agreement establishing the National Open Data and Cloud Computing Initiative (NIAP). This agreement aims to create synergies at the national level between organizations with a role and interest in the European Open Science Cloud ( EOSC); integration of open data infrastructures (storage) and cloud computing (services) in the EOSC; support activities to optimize...

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Kaunas University of Technology: Supporting Open Science in Lithuania

OpenAIRE –a powerful hub of knowledge and infrastructure  Being part of the OpenAIRE network has always been a rewarding professional experience. by Gintare Tautkeviciene The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Gintare Tautkeviciene, Associate Professor, Library Director in the Library of the Kaunas University of Technology. Read her reflections on Open Science.  How does Kaunas University of Technology support Open Science in Lithuania? As an OpenAIR...

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OpenAIRE Open Science Observatory

Open Science Observatory

Understanding the European open science landscape   The Open Science Observatory (https://osobservatory.openaire.eu) is an OpenAIRE platform showcasing a collection of indicators and visualisations that help policy makers and research administrators better understand the Open Science landscape in Europe, across and within countries.   The broader context: As the number of Open Science mandates have been increasing across countries and scientific fields, so has the need to track Op...

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University of Cyprus: supporting, establishing and implementing EC’s vision for Open Science

Being an OpenAIRE NOAD was and still is an added value  The most important asset that OpenAIRE has and provides to all of us is the great human network that is always there for support. by Sylvia  The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Sylvia Koukounidou, Coordinator of Digitisation and Archives Office, Library-University of Cyprus. Read her reflections on Open Science.   How does the University of Cyprus support Open Science in Cyprus? The University of Cypru...

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