International Open Access Week in Vienna

During the International Open Access Week 2019, Austrian NOADs from the Vienna University Library (VUL) organized a campaign to promote Open Access at VUL and its department libraries. The idea was initiated within a working group of the "RepManNet Austria" (Repository Manager Network), led by Austrian NOAD Gerda McNeill. The overall idea of the working group was to create a toolkit of different materials, from which every institution can extract the material it needs and reuse it as required. T...
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Hungary on the move

In October 2019, the National Office for Research Development and Innovation announced the latest Frontline Research Excellence Program. "The programme follows a funding model that supports frontline discovery research while offering grant opportunities to internationally top-performing researchers for implementing their projects in a Hungarian host institution in connection with European Research Council (ERC) calls. This way, the Frontline programme enhances Hungary's efforts to become a regio...
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DOAJ strategy meeting at Vienna University Library - Interview with Lars Bjørnshauge

"DOAJ operates an education and outreach program across the globe, focussing on improving the quality of applications submitted." [1] DOAJ is an independent, free of charge, online directory that indexes Open Access and peer-reviewed journals - with the help of many volunteers who are evaluating the new applied journals. It is funded 40% from sponsors and 60% from members and publisher members. Strategy Meeting After stops in cities like Rome, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Barcelona the Di...
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Research Data Management (RDM) Support at the University of Vienna

Long-term Archiving at the University of Vienna   The University of Vienna is one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe. Nearly 9,800 employees work at 20 faculties and centres, 6,800 of them are scientists. More than 90,000 students are currently enrolled and can choose from 178 subjects. Research and teaching have been carried out here since 1365. What is relatively new, however, is the professional maintenance and archiving of research data. The start of research data manageme...
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Sustainable Open Science and Equity in Open Knowledge in Turkey: The 7th National Open Science Conference and OpenAIRE Advance Workshop

" Sustainable Open Science and Equity in Open Knowledge " was the main theme of the 7th Open Science Conference and OpenAIRE Advance Workshop where experts and respected speakers in the field were invited. Opening speeches were made by Gultekin Gurdal, IZTECH Library Director and OpenAIRE NOAD, Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran, IZTECH Rector, and Prof. Dr. Naci Gundogan, Executive Board Member of the CoHE & Chairman of the CoHE Open Science Committee. Gultekin Gurdal, Library Director at IZTECH and Ope...
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OpenAIRE National Event in Estonia

The University of Tartu Library organized an annual OpenAIRE National Event in Tartu on the 6th of November. Focus of the seminar was on the future of Open Access. Various initiatives which contribute to the future of Open Access were included like Plan S, new Open Access publishing, Estonian route to Open Science policy and ORCID. Over 80 people attended the event.  Keynote speaker of the event was Jeroen Bosman who is a Research Librarian of the Utrecht University Library and Open Access ...
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A walk through the Hellenic Data Service “HELIX”

Putting into context: During the 2019 Open Access Week , the OpenAIRE Greek NOADs in collaboration with the RDA Greek Node organised a webinar on the Hellenic Data Service "HELIX" . HELIX is a joint effort of Athena Research Center and GRNET aiming at supporting cross-disciplinary data-intensive research and promoting Data Science and Open Access policies. The webinar focused on informing Greek researchers and librarians about the national data repository ( HELIX Data ) and available tools for d...
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Towards research data management support in Lithuania

On the 30 th of October, 2019 , the workshop "Getting Started with Research Data Management Support" welcomed university managers, research support, administrative support staff and librarians to Kaunas University of Technology. The workshop was given by Dr Marta Teperek , Data Stewardship Coordinator at TU Delft in the Netherlands, Dr Ir Santosh Ilamparuthi, Data Steward at TU Delft and Dr Ir Shalini Kurapati, Senior Research Fellow of Open Science at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy. The que...
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The Open Access Escape Room: a game as a way of reaching out?

This year our usual practices of celebrating the Open Access Week at Kaunas University of Technology in Kaunas, Lithuania, took a different turn: in addition to promoting the OpenAIRE webinars, the initiative of setting up an escape room was brought to life. Rasa Dovidonytė, Senior Information Manager at KTU Library, followed the instructions by Katrine Sundsbø, the Scholarly Communications and Research Support Manager at the University of Essex, on how to set up the Open Access Escape Room ( ht...
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Open Science: From Theory to practice

A great event was organised during Open Access Week 2019 in Nicosia, Cyprus. On the 24 th of October 2019, the Cyprus OpenAIRE NOAD hosted in the newly built premises of the Learning-Resource Centre Stelios Ioannou of the University of Cyprus, the National OpenAIRE workshop. Experts presented various aspects of Open Science. Issues like Citizen Science, Innovative metrics, practical aspects of Open Science in research, business development and innovation and legal aspects were addressed. Almost ...
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4 Challenges for institutional research data management support

Let's be honest, it's not always easy to find your way in the jungle of research data management services. Because we hope to learn from each other , Ghent University (Belgium) shares 4 challenges 1 towards the development of it's institutional research data support and what they learned along the way 2 .  1.Where in the world to begin?   The challenge of starting something: Policy work  Chances are you don't need to start from scratch . Research data management is integrated in t...
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OpenAIRE people, services and webinars during the International Open Access Week 2019

In the week of October 21st-27th 2019 , OpenAIRE has organized a series of activities to highlight its continuous engagement with Open Access and Open science. Over 700 viewers participated in our Webinar Series , where specialists talked about RDM , H2020 policies , the OpenAPC project , Inclusive Science and a primer for open access journals on how to become Plan S compliant . We much appreciate the special participation and contribution of S.Venkataraman, Thomas Margoni, Emilie Hermans, Chris...
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New OpenAIRE services for repository managers, national workshop held in León (Spain)

On 25th September 2019 the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), Spanish NOAD for OpenAIRE , organized a workshop previous to the XVIII Rebiun Workshop and the VIII Jornadas OS Repositorios, about " New OpenAIRE services for repository managers ". The main purpose of the workshop was to present new  OpenAIRE services, in particular the Guidelines for Literature Repository Managers version 4.0 and the new Dashboards for Content Providers . The workshop targeted mai...
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National workshop about the role of Biomedical libraries in the context of Open Access (Madrid, Spain)

Biomedical and Health Sciences libraries can be quite diverse and heterogeneous, and sometimes they are managed by librarians working in isolation, without institutional repositories or other open access infrastructure. In order to help biomedical libraries dealing with these challenges, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) in collaboration with the National Library of Health Sciences of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) organized in Madrid this OpenAIRE national work...
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OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub: Collaboration is key

OpenScienceFAIR 2019: questions from the audience
From September 16 to 18, 2019, more than 300 participants convened in the beautiful city of Porto (POR) for the second instalment of the OpenScienceFAIR. One of the major themes of this year's conference revolved around all things EOSC - focusing on the European Open Science Cloud and corresponding questions around its future shape and form, and two joint workshops were organized by OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub. The workshop " The Journey to EOSC - preparing at national level " , held on Tuesday, Septe...
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Drafting the proposal for a National Open Science Strategy in Greece: an inter-institutional approach

Inaugural meeting of the bottom-up Open Science Task Force: On Monday 30th September, representatives from 16 national institutions, research infrastructures, nodes and Open Science initiatives came together to discuss about the proposal of a National Open Science Strategy. Following the "Open Science in Greece: First Steps" meeting that took place in July, the Open Science Task Force (OSTF) continued/ broadened discussions in order to agree on the structure of the draft proposal (main...
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The spirit of openness in Belgrade during the Open Access Week: Conference The Application of Free Software and Open Hardware

The second conference The Application of Free Software and Open Hardware ( Primena slobodnog softvera i otvorenog hardvera – PSSOH) was certainly the most vibrant event organized in Serbia on the occasion of the 2019 Open Access Week . The conference was held on 26 October 2019 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. The conference programme , divided into five sessions, featured invited presentations on a wide range of topics, including open-source culture and local fr...
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Open Access Week in Slovakia

During Open Access week in Slovakia we organized two events. On 22.10 we had webinar " Open science is here for you " on the basics of open science and how to get involved. Around 40 people attended from all over Slovakia.  On 24.10.2019 we organized OpenAIRE workshop "Open Access: its opportunities and challenges" with 4 speakers. During the workshop participants could play a quiz about Open Science (topics were Open Access, CC Licenses, Open Data, Predatory Publishing and Plan S). ​Time ​...
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OpenAIRE DEVELOP Service: APIs to access the OpenAIRE Research Graph #OAWeek

OpenAIRE Graph Access API - A gateway to open research The OpenAIRE Graph Access API enables developers to realize services for scholarly communication and research analytics. By using the API , you can access the OpenAIRE Graph, a scholarly communication resource, i.e. a digital space where you can find information about objects of the scholarly communication life-cycle (publications, research data, research software, projects, organizations, etc.) and semantic links among them. The service giv...
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ARGOS: the newest OpenAIRE service to Create, Link and Share DMPs #OAWeek

Plan and follow your data Identify actions to ensure quality and durability for your data Turn your data into FAIR data by design Link to trusted sources Configure to your community's needs Usability  ARGOS can be used for: viewing/consulting publicly released DMPs and Dataset Descriptions or Projects corresponding to DMPs, writing and publishing a DMP, practicing for writing DMPs and Dataset Descriptions. ARGOS is inclusive to all researchers and research coordinators who may use the tool ...
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