OpenAIRE at the CESSDA Training Workshop in Athens

  Scope of the workshop: A training workshop was organised by the research community of CESSDA on May 13th. The workshop was hosted by So.Da.Net , the Greek Research Infrastructure for Social Sciences, and followed a train-the-trainer approach to inform SSH experts and managers in data archives about the Data Management Expert Guide (DMEG) . The DMEG: To better support researchers in managing data derived from research in the Social Sciences and Humanities, CESSDA ERIC service providers pre...
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Institutional RDM Support at the University of Helsinki

DMP Workshop at the University of Helsinki
This blog post is first in a series of blogs describing RDM support activities in participating institutions. The series is produced by the Taskforce OpenAIRE: Institutional RDM support. Support Services ​ Preparations for building a solid Research Data Management (RDM) support started more than ten years ago at the University of Helsinki. In an early project at the life sciences campus researchers and library staff presented and discussed data related workflows and possible solutions for data m...
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Connect and Get Connected – Linking Open Science in Austria

On 24 and 25 April 2019 the national workshop " Linking Open Science in Austria " was held at the Skylounge of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics (University of Vienna). The two-day workshop was organized by Vienna University Library (VUL) in cooperation with OpenAIRE, OpenAIRE NOAD Austria, e-infrastructure Austria Plus, RDA Europe, RDA Austria, EOSC-hub, FAIRsFAIR, GO FAIR International, as well as the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. We welcomed app...
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Good RDM resources are here… according to the OpenAIRE NOADs

finding a needle in a haystack
Last year, the Research Data Management (RDM) taskforce of NOADs in OpenAIRE realised that the NOADs use a variety of handy resources concerning RDM in their daily work. For NOADS and other supporters of open science and making research data FAIR, there are many resources available but how to pick the ones that are most useful to you, in other words, how to find your needle in the haystack? Recently, the list of RDM resources recommended by NOADs was published. It is based on activities around f...
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Open Science Conference, Ljubljana, 22 May 2019

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana and OpenAIRE-Advance National Open Access Desk organized a conference on open science  within the 10th Liber.ac Academic Book Fair . Open science aspects were presented by distinguished international experts, Slovenian high-level officials and experts chaired the presentations and discussion: Open science in the European Research Area – speaker Dr Dr René von Schomberg, Head of the Open Science Unit, Directorate-General for Research and Inn...
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Setting up a data stewardship programme - an institutional perspective

Background and importance: Part of the Open Science webinar series running in collaboration of the Greek and Cypriot OpenAIRE NOADs, this webinar focused on Data Stewardship. With data management services and practices to be at a primary stage of developments at the University level in Greece and Cyprus, it seemed as a good opportunity to introduce the concept/role of data stewards to the library and to the research community, providing an understanding of duties and position within the Universi...
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Placing science closer to young citizens

Cover of the third issue of the Open Schools Journal for Open Science
The Open Schools Journal for Open Science is the first European peer review scientific journal that accepts original papers written by school-aged students from Primary to Secondary schools across Europe under the mentoring of their Teachers on all aspects of Science, Engineering and Technology.  The journal is hosted on the ePublishing platform of the National Documentation Centre in Greece and managed by Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) and is inviting school groups to submit their articles bas...
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Setting a trend? Norway and Elsevier enter into a two-year transformation pilot agreement

  On April 23, Elsevier and the Norwegian Unit jointly issued a press release, announcing a two-year pilot agreement on access to research and open publishing. This news took many by surprise since Unit only the month before had announced its decision not to renew their agreement with Elsevier. This decision came after a lengthy period of negotiations and was not made lightly. We quickly got back to our talks with Elsevier, however, and were able to work out the details of the pilot in a ve...
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Realizing the implementation of the OpenAIRE-CRIS-CERIF Guidelines in DSpace-CRIS

Supported by OpenAIRE, 4Science will implement the most recent version of the OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers in the open source software DSpace-CRIS which extends the DSpace repository platform by research data and information management. ​ Today we can already count more than 100 installations of DSpace-CRIS running in research institutions throughout Europe which emphasizes the potential when making their rich research information interlinked and findable in OpenAIRE. ​ The main objecti...
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FOSTER training events revisiting Lithuania

Librarians are focused on DIY tasks
On the 2 nd and 3 rd of April, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Library hosted two events: FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp for librarians from Lithuanian research libraries and Open Data Workshop on Writing Data Management Plans for doctoral students at KTU. This was not the first time the hosts welcomed FOSTER training events at Kaunas University of Technology: a series of events under the title "Promoting Open Science among Young Researchers: Challenges and Opportunities" with numero...
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Webinar on GDPR literacy

The occasion: The series of the Greek and Cypriot NOADs webinars on Open Science aim to keep the academic and research community in Greece and Cyprus up-to-date and in sync with European developments and trends as well as support their open research endeavours. The need for GDPR literacy: The webinars have proven to be a good practice also for getting a better understanding of national community needs. Of the most popular areas where researchers, innovators and libraries seek advise is the Gener...
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Webinar together with the OpenAPC team on the transparency of publications fees

An overview and a quick dive into the transparency of publication fees (APCs). About 100 viewers attended the webinar on March 25, 2019. The event consisted of two presentations:  First, Christoph Broschinski gave an introduction to the OpenAPC initiative ( https://intact-project.org/openapc/ ). Since June 2014, this initiative, supported by the DINI working group on electronic publishing and subject of the projects INTACT and continued now in KOA, collects and disseminates datasets on APC ...
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A Big Step from IZTECH in the Open Science Way

​ Following the approval of the IZTECH Open Science Policy , which contains details on both publications and research data, by the Senate Decision on 26 March 2019, Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) hosted an important event within the scope of the OpenAIRE Advance project with the motto "Science Set Free". IZTECH is one of the project partners of the EU technical infrastructure Project, OpenAIRE and leads the work on Open Science in Turkey . " On the way towards Open Science – Science Set ...
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Open Journal Systems (OJS) sets new standards to achieve OpenAIRE compliance with JATS

Guest post by Antti-Jussi Nygård (Federation of Finnish Learned Societies), Dr. Katja Mruck (Center for Digital Systems at Freie Universität Berlin) ​ Open Journal Systems (OJS, https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ ) is an open source journal management and publishing system, developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP, https://pkp.sfu.ca/ ). Around 10,000 journals worldwide and over a thousand journals published in Europe use Open Journal Systems. The latest major version OJS 3 was released in 2016, and ...
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Workshop about the future of scholarly journals in Slovakia

​In Bratislava on April 11, 2019 we held a workshop on the future of scholarly journals in Slovakia. This was the second time we organized a workshop dedicated solely to Open Access journals. The main goal was to gather Open Access journal publishers and discuss the problems they are facing in Slovakia. The workshop was carried out in English and Slovak.  The main guest was Guillaume Rivalle from Clarivate Analytics who talked about supporting of publishin...
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Providing Finnish national Publication Data to OpenAIRE – Case VIRTA

This text was written by Joonas Nikkanen (CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland) and Jochen Schirrwagen (Bielefeld University Library, Germany) Efficient dissemination and visibility of research results across scientific communication infrastructure boundaries is closely linked to the definition of standards for the description of scientific information and communication protocols. Metadata should be as complete and consistent as possible, as its quality is also part of the services that build up...
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OpenAIRE at the Climate Change Symposium in Greece: matching SDGs to Open Science principles

The occasion: OpenAIRE was present at the " Climate Change Symposium: Threats, Challenges, Solutions for Greece " held at the American College of Greece, DEREE on Wednesday 3rd April 2019. The Symposium was comprised of key environmental organisations and experts presentations and ended with a series of parallel game sessions as well as a mini-concert. The Climate Change Symposium was co-organised by Athena Research Center , the UN SDSN ( Sustainable Development Solutions Network ) and Climate K...
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New OpenAIRE Content Providers: check out the most recent entries

​OpenAIRE starts the year 2019 continuing to increase the number of aggregated Content Providers,  from Europe and beyond (as example, Croatia, France,  Greece, Ireland, Hungary,  Mexico, Serbia,  Turkey  and many others). Discover all Content Providers aggregated by OpenAIRE at Explore service . There are currently about 1300 Content Providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines, covering a diversity of geographies and content typologie...
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OpenAIRE Workshop: Sustainable non-APC OA publishing models

Workshop participants
The 9th international OpenAIRE workshop on Sustainable non-APC open access (OA) publishing models took place on February 26-27, 2019 at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. It showcased a range of successful non-APC OA publishing models. A particular focus was on consortia models, assessing their relative strengths and weaknesses, conducting cross-disciplinary analyses of their efficacy in different academic contexts and discussing cost sharing and joint sustainability strategies. 47 scholarly ...
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The road to FAIR data

This blog post is authored by Elly Dijk and Marjan Grootveld (DANS),  Najla Rettberg (UGOE), Sara Pittonet (Trust-IT) Introduction In the old days, all roads led to Rome. Nowadays, they all seem to lead to FAIR data, at least in the world of research. Regardless of one's research domain, the observations, interviews, responses, measurements, statistics, software code, should be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). The aim is to make and keep data FAIR for humans and...
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