Monograph: Openness in science and higher education

The book  “Openness in science and higher education”  has been published – in Croatian  but the preface and abstracts are available in English – and  presented at the PubMET conference   The book consist s  of 19 chapters written by 31 authors who are scholars and professionals from various fields and who deal with some form of openness in their everyday work. Editor of the book is  Ivana Hebrang Grgić , a Croatian scientist and information specialist whos...
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PUBMET2018 Conference in Zadar, Croatia

The fifth  PUBMET2018  conference, the Croatian national OpenAIRE event,  took place on September 19-21, 2018 in  Zadar ,  Croatia . The surroundings – three thousand years old Mediterranean city - were well suited for our discussions about open science. Participants from different countries such as Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Spain, Great Britain, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia came to present and discuss their work in the area of ...
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National Open Science Days in Belgrade, Serbia

At the  National Open Science Days,   held on October 18th and 19th in Belgrade, researchers from Serbia had the opportunity to get to know the principles of open science, as well as the changes that can be expected in the future. In addition to the experiences from other European countries, special attention has been paid to the  Open Science Platform , which the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development adopted in July (see  this blogpost  for d...
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Open Access week 22-28. October 2018 in Slovakia

  During Open Access week in Slovakia, we organized 2 events – a webinar and our national OpenAIRE workshop. We also provided materials for libraries, which they could download from our   website   and reuse. The Webinar  was held on 23rd October and was about  Creative Commons  licenses. Around 15 people attended. Our speaker  Zuzana Adamová  discussed the basics of how and where to use CC licenses. The OpenAIRE Workshop happened the day after, on 24...
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Open Science Quest

Learning through the structure of a workshop is essential, but sometimes our brains also need distraction and entertainment. During the week of the  Luxembourg Open Science Forum , library users were challenged to take part in the Open Science Quest to learn about Open Science practices at their own pace. The freely available Open Science Voyager Pack consisted of a travel sheet and a pencil (that can be planted to grow into herbs). Successful Voyagers were rewarded with a treasure at the e...
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Luxembourg Open Science Forum

A Forum, a quest, a policy. Those were the three words that characterised the week of 12 to 16 November 2018 in Luxembourg. Three days of seminars, debates and workshops, with speakers invited from across Europe, allowed attendants to explore ways of making research more visible, transparent and efficient. Ahead of the Forum, CEOs and stakeholders met to discuss a national plan for Open Science. And, for a week, library users were challenged to take on the Open Science Quest, an activity to disc...
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OpenAIRE survey for online journals and publishing platforms

OpenAIRE has recently launched a survey with an aim to collect information on the operational standards of online publishing platforms/scientific journals and their current level of interoperability with the OpenAIRE infrastructure. Under OpenAIRE’s scope to enhance existing and enable additional links across the elements of Open Science, special focus is given on facilitating content discovery and introducing commonly applied standards that will support the exchange and interlinking of resource...
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The Romanian OpenAIRE National Workshop – Implementing Open Access and Open Science in Romania

On the 22 nd of October, 2018 , rightat the start of the Open Access Week, took place the Romanian OpenAIRE NationalWorkshop – Implementing Open Access and Open Science in Romania . Theevent was organized by UEFISCDI (theExecutive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and InnovationFunding), as Romanian OpenAIRE NOAD ,and took place in the North of Bucharest, at the National University ofPolitical Science and Public Administration (SNSPA). The Workshopmanaged to gather a broad range...
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EOSC Portal: OpenAIRE’s contribution to the EOSC implementation

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) will officially be launched on 23 November 2018, during an event hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the European Union. The inauguration marks the conclusion of a long process of consultation and reflection with stakeholders led by the European Commission. Introducing the EOSC Portal During the launch event, the EOSC Portal will be presented. It is the first step towards the EOSC implementation, putting into practice the European Commission’s vision for E...
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Enabling single sign-on across EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE services

Integration of the OpenAIRE AAI with EOSC-hub AAI The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) aims to provide an Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI). The EOSC-hub and the OpenAIRE-Advance projects’ AAIs build on existing AAI services and provide a consistent, interoperable system with which communities can integrate. This way, the communities can gain seamless access to services and resources across disciplinary, social and geographical borders. The EOSC-hub and the OpenAIRE AAIs ha...
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OpenAIRE national webinars in the Greek language – a collaborative effort between the Greek and the Cypriot NOADs

📖 NOADship in Greece and Cyprus: Athena Research and Innovation Center acts as the National Open Access Desk (NOAD) for Greece, a position evolving stakeholders’ engagement and supporting research activities, currently run jointly with the Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link) as third partner to the OpenAIRE Advance project. NOADship in Cyprus falls under the responsibility and management of the University of Cyprus Library . 💡 The idea: Recognising the need of a disruptive move to sprea...
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All Stakeholders Came Together at “Turkish Open Science Summit 2018”

Organized by Sabancı University , The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey ( TUBITAK ), Izmir Institute of Technology , Hacettepe University and Anadolu University Libraries Consortium ( ANKOS ); Turkish Open Science Summit 2018 which would be an important milestone for long-standing works on Open Access and Open Scicence, was held on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum the Seed, Istanbul. It was attended by 170  people from the administr...
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Academic Leadership for Open Science: UNICA Rectors Seminar, 14 September 2018

UNICA (the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe) organized a seminar  on academic leadership in open science policies and implementation. It was attended by approximately 30 rectors and vice-rectors from UNICA member universities and other university staff. The invited presentations, panel discussions and audience comments crystalized importance of the following topics: Universities are leaders in open science; Scholarly communication and research assessment have to change wi...
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EOSCpilot Open Science Monitor specifications: Towards a dynamic and open European Open Science Monitor

The EOSCpilot is the first project towards the realisation of the EC’s vision for a common and trusted environment for practicing Open Science. Part of the project’s activities is a Policy Work Package aiming to develop an EOSC tailored Policy Framework complemented by a number of services to support this venture. Such Policy Framework will facilitate operational and strategic priorities set by the EOSC in the areas of Open Science and Open Scholarship , Procurement , Ethics and Data Protection ...
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OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: IBL PAN

*guest post by Maciej Maryl, Klaudia Grabowska, Barbara Jędraszko, Michał Starczewski Open Business Model of Indirect Institutional Benefits Enhancing Accessibility and Sustainability of  “Teksty Drugie” Design and Implementation of a Sustainable Open-Access Business Model for Polish Journals in the Humanities This blog post presents conclusions drawn from the process of converting a journal to open access, carried out at the Publishing House of the Institute of Literary Research ...
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Open peer review, innovative dissemination and altmetrics: OpenUP Final Conference

The OpenUP project on “OPENing UP new methods, indicators and tools for peer review, impact measurement and dissemination of research results” held its final conference in Brussels on 5-6 September 2018. The three project topics were discussed from different aspects, including gender, thereby reflecting Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), which promotes an open and gender sensitive science ecosystem, sharing information among researchers, innovative industries and citizens. The OpenUP pro...
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How to make a CRIS OpenAIRE-compatible: the case of METIS: METIS2OpenAIRE case study

Blogpost by  Pablo de Castro, METIS2OpenAIRE project coordinator at euroCRIS The OpenAIRE-funded METIS2OpenAIRE project has run from early Feb to mid-May 2018. Its aim has been to make a first institutional CRIS system OpenAIRE-compatible as per the updated CERIF-XML Guidelines for CRIS Managers . The process has involved the development of a minimally sufficient validator that future CRIS systems may use as a means to confirm their own compatibility with these Guidelines very much in the w...
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4Science and OpenAIRE

Blogpost by 4Science In January 2018, 4Science submitted a proposal to the OpenAIRE call for services for an implementation aimed at increasing the interoperability features supported by the most broadly used platforms in the Open Science ecosystem for Literature Repositories, Data Archives, CRIS/RIMS, and Journal platforms such as DSpace, Dataverse, DSpace-CRIS, and OJS. The tender by 4Science focused on two main topics: implementation of new protocols; implementation of OpenAIRE metadata guide...
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Matchbook: A new recommender service to spark scientific collaboration

Blogpost by Tony Ross-Hellauer and Hrvoje Lucić, Know-Center, Graz, Austria How can researchers, in the spirit of Open Science, move beyond their traditional networks to forge new connections? How can the new worlds of open information made possible by public infrastructures like OpenAIRE further enable Open Science by bringing the right organisations into partnership to stimulate innovation and address the grand societal challenges? Know-Center is pleased to release Matchbook , a prototype...
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Data2Paper Scholix Integration

Introduction to Data2paper ‘ Data2Paper ’ is a ‘one-click’ process to streamline the data paper publication workflow. Metadata about a dataset (together with a link to the dataset itself) are transferred from a data repository, via a cloud-based helper app which allows the addition of methodological detail, to a relevant publisher as a data paper submission. The app leverages DataCite DOI and ORCID functionality to avoid data re-entry, saving time and avoiding errors. If accepted and published, ...
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