Enabling data reuse: case study of an institutional repository, Edinburgh DataShare

This blog post is authored by Robin Rice, Data Librarian and Head, Research Data Support, University of Edinburgh. https://www.linkedin.com/in/robinrice/ Edinburgh DataShare is an institutional research data repository, which serves as the Open Access archiving solution of the University of Edinburgh's Research Data Service. It was established in 2008 as a proof of concept and became a funded part of the broader service in 2012. Based on open source repository platform, ...

COVID-19: Open Science and Innovation in the Greek research area

Driver: The need to collect all efforts and knowledge in managing the coronavirus crisis and widely promote it to the Greek academic and research community was identified at the very beginning of the pandemic, back in April. As a response, Athena Research & Innovation Center (Athena RC) initiated a series of informative and educational online workshops to support research performed around COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2. Furthermore, Athena RC developed a dedicated website that serves as an extensib...

Open Science Days in Serbia (III)

The third edition of the Open Science Days, a biannual event presenting new developments in all areas of Open Science (OS) in Serbia, was organized by the OpenAIRE NOAD in Serbia on 5–6 November 2020. The event was organized in a virtual environment (Zoom sessions and live streaming on YouTube). It focused on local developments and all presentations were in Serbian. Several colleagues from the region also attended. During the first day of the Open Science Days, the audience could hear about rece...

Belgian Online Open Science Webinars – skills and training

During Open Access Week, Open Science staff from Belgian universities teamed up to organize a series of 4 webinars aimed at research support staff to provide information on Open Science skills and offer the opportunity to discuss approaches to Open Science literacy and training. The first webinar 'Skills development for Open Science' introduced two EOSC related talks. Sadia Vancauwenbergh (EOSC, UHasselt) talked about the EOSC – skills and training working group which is working on building comp...

Kicking off the fourth series of OpenAIRE webinars in Greece during Open Access Week

Context: The National Open Access Desk in Greece participated in the activities of the Open Access Week 2020 by organising a webinar on research data management. The webinar was equally supported by the Library and Information Center (LIC) of the University of Patras. Presentations and discussions focused on the latest developments on research data services and tools in Greece. The webinar marked the beginning of the new series of informative and practical OpenAIRE webinars in Greece.

Workshops on Research Data Management gained high interest among different stakeholders in Latvia

The International Open Access week workshop Taming the Research Data wisely: a short introduction of how-to-do" organized by the National Open Access Desk – Latvia, University of Latvia and Library of the University of Latvia, gained high interest among the scientific community members of Latvia. The workshops on Research Data Management (RDM) held on October 19th, 2020 in Riga (Latvia) proved the hot topic indeed is important yet not enough explained since the nuances are quite many. The event took place at the Research Centre of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Latvia and online with the informative support of the Latvian Council of Science, Latvian Academy of Sciences, and Association of Latvian Young Scientists.

What the future holds for OpenAIRE?German National Workshop at Open Access Tage

Virtual environment, perfect organization: On September 15th, Germany, as an OpenAIRE partner, teamed up with the organizers of the Open Access Tage 2020 at Bielefeld University for the national workshop on OpenAIRE initiatives and the EOSC. Due to the pandemic, the Open Access Tage 2020 was transferred to the digital world under the perfect organization of the team from Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and Bielefeld University Library. Speakers at the event were Ilaria Fava and Najko Ja...

DMPs for Research Communities: Argos for ARIADNEplus

Context: A collaboration between OpenAIRE and ARIADNEplus started in April. The occasion was mutual interest to explore each other's Data Management Planning (DMP) products capabilities and exchange know-how that would complement current work and accelerate new advancements.

The products: Products involved in that effort are Argos, OpenAIRE's machine-actionable data management planning tool, and ARIADNEplus DMP template for archaeological research.

Case study in sensitive data: FAIR4Health

This blog post is authored by S. Venkataraman (DCC) in the framework of the RDM task force's "Data Reuse" working group. Introduction  Not all data can be easily reused, if at all. These usually arise from sources that need to maintain confidentiality based on a number of factors that could lead to the identification of individuals or other sensitive information. In these cases, different measures need to be taken to ensure the protection of identities. Meanwhile, the FAIR princip...

New Handbook on research data management for Croatian researchers

The University Computing Centre of the University of Zagreb SRCE has published a Handbook on research data management entitled "Research data - what to do with it?" that provides instructions on how to manage research data for efficient sharing and reuse in accordance with FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles. The handbook is suitable for students, librarians and anyone interested in the topic of research data management, and it is publicly available (in Croatian).&nbs...

Data Librarian Training in Vienna

Digital change and the rapid developments in the information sector and the area of research data management are creating new challenges and fields of activity. Continuous increase in the amount and complexity of data can be observed - specifically in scientific research fields, research communities as well as research support services at universities and university libraries. Accordingly, there is a clear need for further education and training. In order to meet the new requirements, Data Libra...

The OpenAIRE Good Practice Exchange at the SUB Göttingen

The blog post is authored by all participants to the GPE programme: Jiří Marek, Gina Pavone, Ajia Uzula and Obrad Vučkovac  The Göttingen State and University Library (SUB) was founded in 1734, two years before the University of Göttingen. The SUB is one of the first research libraries in Germany and in Europe, pioneering cataloguing systems in the past and, nowadays, intensively working to offer up to date services to students and researchers. The OpenAIRE Good P...

Implementing OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers
“Lessons Learned” by the Dutch aggregator NARCIS Portal

In the context of the Horizon 2020 project OpenAIRE Advance, the institute DANS (Data archiving and Networked Services) in the Netherlands implemented the OpenAIRE CRIS/CERIF Guidelines using a CRIS on a national level: NARCIS Portal. This blog describes the "lessons learned" during the technical implementation of the OpenAIRE (OA) CERIF-XML profile for CRIS managers into the NARCIS domain. This implementation has been part of Subtask 6.1.2. Interoperability - Connecting with CRIS-CERIF. In gene...

3rd webinar series in Greek: season finale with Intellectual Property Rights

The focus: Research has different interpretations by stakeholders. Most tend to focus mainly on the research output and neglect in-between processes leading to it. This webinar of the OpenAIRE National Open Access Desks in Greece and Cyprus perceived research as a process and analysed the implementation of intellectual property practices in all the steps of a research lifecycle. In his presentation, invited speaker Prodromos Tsiavos, legal adviser at Athena Research Center and an expert on Open ...

Recommendations for Services in a FAIR data ecosystem

Results from a collaboration between RDA Europe, FAIRsFAIR, OpenAIRE, FREYA and EOSC-hub have just been published in Patterns in an article entitled Recommendations for Services in a FAIR data ecosystem. The publication is an outcome of three workshops1 held in 2019 that gathered and prioritised community feedback on the current challenges and priorities for services to support FAIR data. The overall approach is illustrated in Figure 1 and may be summarised as follows: Take stock of recommendati...

Exploring new synergies for Digital Skills: Introducing OpenAIRE/EOSC to the Greek National Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition

Background: Digital and Open Science skills are key into EOSC's operations and future, and the upskilling of researchers and research support staff is therefore essential for its success. A culture change for sharing research outcomes, policy awareness, and compliance and knowledge of ICT is needed to empower individuals and institutions to develop and maintain EOSC competences science and capabilities. Why are synergies important: Digital skills are needed everywhere, not just in EOSC. In parti...

OpenAIRE for repository managers: interoperability, metadata enrichment and usage statistics in Greece and Cyprus

The webinar: The National Open Access Desks in Greece and Cyprus, in collaboration with NI4OS-Europe project, organised a webinar entitled "Interoperability in EOSC: OpenAIRE Guidelines for repositories". NI4OS-Europe supports onboarding of national infrastructures and services of Southeast European countries, including the Balkans, to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and uses OpenAIRE to assist repositories in complying with OpenAIRE Guidelines and to increase information exchange be...

New educational website on FAIR research data released

On the 3rd of July 2020 a new website was released which takes a deep dive into the practicalities of making FAIR research data. The site is conceived as a blended learning resource targeted at researchers in all disciplines and the goal is to show how they can make their own research data more FAIR through real life examples from the Humanities, Social, Natural, and Health Sciences. The site is based on written explanations garnished with video testimonials from 9 different researchers and scie...

LIVE NOW: A joint proposal of Greek Research and Technology organizations for a National Strategy for Open Science

The biggest research and technology organizations in Greece collaborated to co-design a proposal for a National Open Science Plan. The proposed Plan forms a comprehensive set of goals, policies, commitments and actions for the adoption of Open Science in Greece and the inclusive national participation in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). This joint proposal aspires to become a point of reference for the rapid adoption of the Open Science Task Force proposals a...
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