Cyprus: National Policy for Open Science practices

Announcing the new "National Policy of the Republic of Cyprus for Open Science Practices"   Reported by Sylvia Koukounidou After the first National Policy for Open Access in Cyprus, approved by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus on the 25th of February 2016, the time has come for a revision in order to follow the rapidly changing research ecosystem and fulfil all the requirements of the new Open Science era. Thus, after a long period of discussions and the involvement o...

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Supporting Open Science in Serbia

Our active participation in OpenAIRE shows that we believe in the OpenAIRE community Everything we know about Open Science we have mostly learned from the people of OpenAIRE. by  Biljana Kosanovic  The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Biljana Kosanovic, Information Specialist at the University of Belgrade. Read her reflections on Open Science.   How does the University of Belgarde support Open Science in Serbia? There are several groups at the University of ...

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Supporting Open Science in Spain

OpenAIRE is a key infrastructure for the implementation of the EU's Open Science policy We are enthusiastic implementers of the OpenAIRE Guidelines among the Spanish repositories!by Laura Valeria Bonora &  Pilar Rico-Castro The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Laura Valeria Bonora and Pilar Rico-Castro, Head of Unit for Open Access, Repositories and Journals at FECYT. Read their reflections on Open Science.  How does FECYT support Open Science in Spain? The Spanis...

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Malta adopts a National Open Access Policy

By the end of 2025, Malta shifts to a state of immediate Open Access in terms of research publications by  Kevin J. Ellul In 2019, the Malta Council for Science & Technology (MCST) has secured the support of the H2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) to develop a National Open Access Policy. The PSF exercise kicked-off in July 2019 whereby a panel of experts undertook two country visits and discussed ideas and challenges with relevant Maltese stakeholders. The expert panel prepared a tailo...

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Supporting Open Science in Norway

OpenAIRE offers a wide range of services that already contribute to our Open Science efforts   "OpenAIRE has a long and strong commitment to training and support for putting Open Science into practice"by Jens H. Aasheim The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Jens H. Aasheim, Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Read his reflections on Open Science. How does UNIT support Open Science in Norway? First of all, as of 2022, we are now call Sikt. This is ...

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OpenCitations and EC funding: OpenAIRE Nexus and RISIS2

The incentives for new OpenCitations innovative solutions  by Chiara Di Giambattista Two years ago, in their canonical 2020 QSS paper on OpenCitations, Silvio Peroni and David Shotton anticipated the creation of the new database, OpenCitations Meta, able to "offer a faster and richer service" by storing bibliographic metadata "in house". Meta would "avoid duplication of data by efficiently permitting us to keep […] a single copy of the metadata for each of the bibliographic entities involve...

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EnerMaps: A useful online tool for energy professionals

Contributing to the EU digital strategy The EnerMaps tool is ready to be used by energy professionals! The EnerMaps team will present the online tool, its functionalities, the development behind and the barriers to centralising energy data on Thursday 7 April 2022 from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM CEST online. All the partners, including OpenAIRE, will be present to answer questions about any aspect of the project and get feedback on it. Meet the EnerMaps Team In their latest video, the EnerMaps team intr...

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Bulgaria: National Initiative for Open Data and Cloud Computing

Creating synergies at the national level  by  Peter Stanchev On December 9, 2021, nine scientific organizations signed an agreement establishing the National Open Data and Cloud Computing Initiative (NIAP). This agreement aims to create synergies at the national level between organizations with a role and interest in the European Open Science Cloud ( EOSC); integration of open data infrastructures (storage) and cloud computing (services) in the EOSC; support activities to optimize...

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Kaunas University of Technology: Supporting Open Science in Lithuania

OpenAIRE –a powerful hub of knowledge and infrastructure  Being part of the OpenAIRE network has always been a rewarding professional experience. by Gintare Tautkeviciene The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Gintare Tautkeviciene, Associate Professor, Library Director in the Library of the Kaunas University of Technology. Read her reflections on Open Science.  How does Kaunas University of Technology support Open Science in Lithuania? As an OpenAIR...

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University of Cyprus: supporting, establishing and implementing EC’s vision for Open Science

Being an OpenAIRE NOAD was and still is an added value  The most important asset that OpenAIRE has and provides to all of us is the great human network that is always there for support. by Sylvia  The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Sylvia Koukounidou, Coordinator of Digitisation and Archives Office, Library-University of Cyprus. Read her reflections on Open Science.   How does the University of Cyprus support Open Science in Cyprus? The University of Cypru...

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Building a Data Trust for Open Access eBook Usage

Open Access eBook Usage Data Trust started as a discussion in 2015 and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation manifested into the funded project Understanding Open Access eBookUsage: Toward a Common Framework.   written by Dimitris Pierrakos The project developed a pilot "data trust", which was employed as a vehicle to manage the multiple data sets that are key to understanding Open Access ebook usage while respecting commercial and individual user concerns. The ...

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Research assessment must reform to recognise open and responsible research practices

Change is deep underway to make research more transparent and participatory through new open and responsible research practices.   written by Thomas Klebel, Nancy Pontika, Tony Ross-Hellauer Key movements for change include Open Science, such as publishing Open Access (OA) or sharing research data and code, and approaches that make research and innovation more responsive to the needs of society (Responsible Research & Innovation, or RRI). Funders such as the European Commissio...

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Turkey Accelerate Open Science with New Horizon Europe Agreements

Turkey signed three agreements with the EU Commission for 2021-2027: the EU research and innovation program Horizon Europe, Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) written by Gultekin Gurdal, Library Director, Izmir Institute of Technology and OpenAIRE Executive Board Member As a European Union candidate, Turkey has been participating in the technology and innovation programmes of the EU for nearly 20 years. With projects implemented within the scope o...

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Driving the development of Open Science in Denmark

OpenAIRE is an important network  We are constantly referring to guides that are developed by OpenAIRE by Anne Thorst Melbye & Asger Væring Larsen The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Anne Thorst Melbye, Head of Pure-Office at the University Library of Southern Denmark and Asger Væring Larsen, Senior Consultant and Data Management Coordinator at the University Library of Southern Denmark. Read their reflections on Open ...

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Learning lessons from FAIR data implementation

Good practices from universities across Europe  Text written of behalf of Frederica Garbuglia (FAIRsFAIR H2020 Project) On 20 September 2021, FAIRsFAIR organised the workshop "Learning lessons from FAIR data implementation. Good practices from universities across Europe" during the Open Science Fair 2021. The event offered participants the opportunity to discuss a preliminary analysis of good practices from universities across Europe that are being gathered by the project partners, highligh...

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New functionality of the FAIR-Aware tool: hands-on examples

Text written on behalf of Linas Cepinskas, Policy Officer, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

How to communicate FAIR? How to spark up a conversation on FAIR with your audience? How to assess one's knowledge of FAIR? To answer these and other questions, Maaike Verburg and Linas Cepinskas from DANS delivered two demo sessions at the 3rd Open Science Fair Conference (https://www.opensciencefair.eu). 

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Open science for AI-driven Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy

Cecilia Cabello is the Director of Operations in the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, FECYT, an institution dependent on the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. Cecilia is the Project Coordinator of IntelComp, a H2020 project where OpenAIRE is a partner, that delivers innovative big data, AI-driven methods for policy making in the Research and Innovation sector. Could you briefly describe what the aim of IntelComp is? I...

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Addressing Open Science challenges in Romania

"Open Science can only become a reality through cultural change and this requires efforts towards achieving a common vision, through a common dialogue." OpenAIRE Team has the pleasure of speaking to Alina Irimia, Open Science projects coordinator at UEFISCDI in Romania. Mrs Irimia, talked about the priority to connect and engage the Romanian community to the open science dynamics through a national dedicated platform that is now under development.   What is the role ...

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OpenAIRE new NOAD in Armenia: Shushanik Sargsyan

The OpenAIRE team had the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Shushanik Sargsyan, Head of the Center for Scientific Information Analysis and Monitoring at the Institute forInformatics and Automation Problems (National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia). Read her reflections on Open Science.   What is IIAP NAS RA (Institute of Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Science of the Republic of Armenia) and how does it support...

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