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...

Declining Open Science into specific disciplines. The webinar series for Earth and Environmental Sciences

No doubt Open Science is a cross-cutting movement, touching all fields of knowledge and scholarly communication. And adopting a more open and transparent approach in science has broad and transversal motivations. But there are many aspects that are specific for different disciplines and research areas. In particular when looking at practical aspects on how to concretely realize open science and open access. When practically applying OS, at a certain point discipline-specific resources - such as ...

Webinar “NARCIS PID Graph - PID graph of the Dutch research landscape”

  Connecting and enriching information in the national portal NARCIS The National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System (NARCIS) hosted by Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) is a portal that collects and disseminates information about scientific work in the Netherlands. Within the EU-funded FREYA project, the use of persistent identifiers (PIDs) in NARCIS has been extended and innovated to connect and integrate research information making it more visible to ...

Use cases of Institutional RDM Support - OpenAIRE blog series

June 2020, Ellen Leenarts on behalf of the team How do universities organise their institutional Research Data Management Support? When starting to ponder this task a lot of questions may arise. Is Research Data Management Support a separate division or more a kind of network of experts? What kind of support is provided? Is there group training involved,1:1 guidance, or is there a set of tools offered. And how do researchers get to know about the RDM support offered? The OpenAIRE task force on R...

Institutional RDM Support at the Masaryk University (Czech Republic)

Contributors: Michal Růžička (ORCID iD 0000-0001-5547-8720), Jiří Marek (ORCID iD 0000-0003-2132-762X), Marika Hrubá (ORCID iD 0000-0002-7791-6370), Miroslav Bartošek (ORCID iD 0000-0002-7165-1826)    Restart of Open Science Policy at Masaryk University  On January 1, 2020 Masaryk University started a new three-year project coordinated by The Institute of Computer Science, that is part of a more complex HR Award Initiative with the goal to restart the institutional policy, infrast...

Institutional Open Access Policies: OpenAIRE National Workshop in Poland

Over 90 participants attended the OpenAIRE National Open Access Workshop that took place in Poland on June 8, 2020. The workshop was devoted to the implementation of open access policies and served as an initial point for further cooperation between open access representatives appointed in institutions that have adopted or are preparing to adopt such policies. The event was organized by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM UW) which runs the Open Science...

A library’s learning from DMP feedback

By Signe Gadegaard and Jitka Stilund Hansen, Technical University of Denmark The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has 11.000 students and 6000 employees among which 3500 are researchers and Ph.D. students. At DTU Library, we are a small group of people dedicated to facilitate and coordinate development and activities within Research Data Management (RDM), as well as to provide and maintain RDM services and tools. As a result of DTU`s implementation of a Policy of the Retention of Primary Ma...

Report: OpenAIRE Legal Policy webinars

This blog is an adaptation of a blogpost first published on the CREATe (UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre, University of Glasgow) blog. Thanks to CREATe's PhD students Methinee Suwannakit, Zihao Li and Jiarong Zhang for collecting the notes used to prepare this blog.                                                                &n...

Building bridges across Open Science in the UK: The RDA UK/OpenAIRE Advance Joint Workshop

Originally published on JISC Scholarly Communications. On the 6th of May, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) UK node and OpenAIRE Advance offered a joint workshop focusing on our efforts with open access/open science initiatives and the underlying importance of research data. This was the 3rd workshop that the RDA UK has offered and the final workshop for the UK's national open access desk, or NOAD, as part of the project, which concludes at the end of this year. Speakers included Christ...

Citizen Science through seismology: School Seismograph Network WEBEX

On Tuesday, the 5th of May 2020, Greek teachers were invited to an inspirational presentation of the School Seismograph Network. During the event Dr. Gerasimos Chouliaras, who is responsible for the technical features regarding the network, presented in detail the basics of seismology and the value of society's interaction with that field of science. Later, two teachers who host seismographs in the premises of their schools presented good practices of involving the use of seismograph and the sei...

An interactive webinar about the Open Research Gateway for ELIXIR-GR Infrastructure

Background: Following a successful cooperation between the OpenAIRE Greek NOAD and the ELIXIR-GR Node, a webinar was organised to present the ELIXIR-GR Open Research Gateway both to the ELIXIR-GR research community and to Health Science librarians. The Research Gateways are part of the OpenAIRE Connect service and serve as portals that collect and distribute in one single entry point all research artefacts produced by a given discipline/community, including various services and tools. Agend...

The Importance of Open Science for the Societal Challenges - OS & Covid-19: discussion with the Romanian community Webinar, April 14, 2020

Context: The Covid-19 outbreak affecting the whole world caused sudden lockdown in Romania in March 2020, as a response to the outspread of the virus; the importance of open science has widely become more obvious and many actors started to act more "open" as a natural response to the coronavirus issues; as well as other countries, Romania feels the need of strengthening collaboration in science and innovation more than ever. Scope: In this context, the OpenAIRE NOAD representatives, who are also...

Strengthening Research Data Management practices in Portugal

Portugal has been making an effort to develop information and capacity building initiatives for the different stakeholders in best practices and sharing of research data. This intention has already been expressed itself in several ways, through reports from the Working Group for National Open Science Policy, which recommended the urgent need to promote and enhance the skills of researchers, with regard to research data management and sharing research data, and throu...

French researchers in favour of a move towards open science, provided it does not drastically change their habits

Couperin publishes the results of the survey on the publication and open access practices of French researchers conducted in 2019. Thanks to its unique scope, number of respondents (approx.12,000, i.e. 10% of the scientific community) and variety of disciplines, this survey helps to shed light on the way French researchers regard current scientific communication in journals and to grasp their views on open access. The richness of the survey rests largely on the verbatim reports (more than 11,500...

COVID-19: Supporting research collaboration and data sharing in Greece

The occasion: In February 2020, the pandemic crisis of Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus 2, SARS-CoV-2, affected Greece. The Greek Government immediately responded to the public health emergency by taking strong measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country, such as an early lockdown, followed by intensive efforts to ease the new reality in everyday life of Greek citizens through the gradual transition to an e-society, marked by...

The Israel Science Foundation (ISF) big step towards Open Science

 The ISF gateway in F1000Research is open for submissions from ISF grantees. The Israel Science Foundation, the largest funder in Israel, has made a concrete step in the direction of open access and in support of the principles of open research. It takes the form of a new and alternative publishing venue called the ISF gateway, which is hosted within the F1000Research platform. This follows the example of several high-profile funding agencies such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,...

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