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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OpenAIRE keep its sustained growth: look at some of the new Content Providers

Over the last months OpenAIRE have integrated new Content Providers, from a variety of typologies, as Institutional, Thematic and Data Repositories, Journal Aggregators / Publishers, Journals and Publication Repository / Aggregators. There are currently 1155 Compatible Content Providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines , covering a diversity of geographies and content typologies (publications, research data, software), representing currently over  24 million publications and 688,870 datas...
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The EU NanoSafety Cluster as Linked Data visualized with Scholia

Republished on behalf of the authors Egon Willighagen, Najko Jahn, Finn Årup Nielsen.* Originally published on Figshare. Copyright © 2018 The Authors. Creative Commons BY 4.0 Int. Abstract At a recent hackathon organized by the European Research Council, GeneWiki, and others, a group of 25 researchers came together in Berlin to work on ontologically modelling research grants in Wikidata. During this meeting the EU NanoSafety Cluster was used as use case study, resulting in new linked data around...
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Open Science in Estonia – two research reports

In 2017, under the supervision of Estonian Research Council, two research groups from the University of Tartu and Tallinn University in cooperation with the Estonian Academy of Sciences conducted research (surveys) on Open Science approaches in Estonia. Both research ended with practical recommendations for the future and are part of the process of establishing Estonian Open Science policy. Work of these working groups was supported by RITA program, which is funded by the European Regional Devel...
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Declaration on Open Access in Greece

The following statement is a translation of the Greek document originally published on the HEAL-Link website . "Building on the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities and on the progress that has been achieved so far, we are pursuing the large-scale implementation of free online access to, and largely unrestricted use and re-use of scholarly research articles. Open Access is a key tool for promoting scientific research, improving the quality of research and...
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"How to Get the Maximum from Research Data – Prerequisites and Outcomes" - Tartu, Estonia

On the 28-29th of May 2018, OpenAIRE organized a seminar titled: "How to Get the Maximum from Research Data – Prerequisites and Outcomes".  Approximately 60 participants attended the 2-days seminar that took place in the newly renovated University of Tartu Library. The welcome speeches were given by Martin Hallik , the Director of the Library, and by Kairi Kreegipuu , the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Both emphasized the increasing importance of the data as well as the challenges ...
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Workshop Monitoring Open Access in the Netherlands

*Published on behalf of Elly Dijk, NOADs for the Netherlands* In the Netherlands, the former State Secretary Sander Dekker outlined in a letter to the Dutch House of Representatives in November 2013 that the Dutch government wishes that publicly funded research should in principle be freely accessible. He aimed to have 60% of Dutch academic articles available through open access within five years (2019) and 100% within ten years (2024). In April 2016 at the Amsterdam Conference ‘ Open Science – ...
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Why is this a good Data Management Plan?

*published on behalf of Marjan Grootveld, DANS* It’s not just colonel Hannibal Smith, who loves it when a plan comes together. Don’t we all? On a more serious note, this also holds for Data Management Plans or DMPs. In a DMP a researcher or research team describes what data goes into a project (reuse) and comes out of it (potential reuse), How the team takes care of the data, and Who is allowed to do What with the data When. Just like a project plan a DMP undergoes a reviewing process. Often, ho...
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eInfraCentral – Helping users discover and access Europe’s e-infrastructure services

eInfraCentral brings researchers the catalogue of various European e-services. The beta version of the eInfraCentral gateway is available for browsing without registration: http://beta.einfracentral.eu eInfraCentral was set up in 2017 to ensure that by 2020 a broader and more varied set of users (including industry) discovers and accesses the existing and developing e-infrastructure capacity. This is done via the creation of a common service catalogue in collaboration with Europe’s leading e-inf...
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Citizen Science: Schools across Europe Study Earthquakes

Preparing the next generation of citizen scientists via the study of earthquakes OpenAIRE and Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) are in the process of producing a new scientific journal, “Open Schools Journal for Open Science” intended for and prepared by young people. It will work along a parallel citizen science project for schools across Europe with the use of school-based seismographs. The latter, named ‘Schools Study Earthquakes’ has begun as a joined initiative of Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) and th...
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FOSTERplus project organised the FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

  Check out recent activities and future developments Soon after the release of the Open Science Training Handbook , an interesting resource that provides theoretical notions and practical guidance on how to organize open science training, and the Roadmap for Implementing Open Science Training Practices in Research Institutions , an important advocacy resource, the FOSTER Plus project organised the FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp . The goal of this event was to further develop the part...
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OpenAIRE keep growing - check out some of the most recent content providers!

The OpenAIRE information space continues its impressive record of growth.  This significant and consistent growth represents currently over 24 million publications and 688,870 datasets . OpenAIRE has  1,111 content providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines, pointing to resources in over 11400 Repositories or OA Journals. In 2018 OpenAIRE continues receiving the registration of new content providers from a variety of typologies: Institutional Repositories, Institutional Repository Aggrega...
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Opening up Research on Accidential Injuries — „Tell us!“ project starts 8th of May 2018

Systematically opening up research processes has been the focus of several projects from the Ludwig Boltzmann Association Open Innovation in Science Center . „ Tell us! “ is systematically opening up the research process within the field of orthopedic traumatology at a very important early stage: generating research questions. This ambitioned goal is based on the idea that substantial knowledge is created outside the academic discourse, but sticks within clinical routines. By applying crowdsourc...
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Dutch OpenAIRE national event "Open day on open science"

**published on behalf of Elly Dijk – Dutch NOAD** On 21 March 2018 DANS , Data Archiving and Networked Services, organized, together with the Dutch OpenAIRE NOAD, the Young Academy (KNAW) and the Dutch PhD Network - Promovendi Netwerk Nederland , an “ Open day on Open Science ” at the DANS venue. Subject of this day was open research data, research data management, data archiving and data reuse. The day was a great success with presentations, discussions, and an information market. There were ar...
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DI4R 2017 - Cloudy days in Brussels

From 30 th November to 01 st December 2017 the Digital Infrastructures for Research conference took place in Brussels, directly after the first EOSC Stakeholder Forum . Four days characterised by the discussion of the upcoming challenges and changes, which go along with the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud. The first day of the DI4R was opened by Katrin Amunts, one of the four keynote speakers, who delivered insight into the Big Data Challenge of the Human Brain Project. A lectu...
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Research Data Management related-resources in OpenAIRE

*posted on behalf of Marjan Grootveld, DANS ( @MarjanGrootveld )* During Open Access Week 2017, OpenAIRE and FOSTERplus tried out a new format for a webinar on Research Data Management called “Flip the Classroom”. Participants were asked to submit their questions in advance so that they could be addressed during the presentation - more than 20 questions were submitted and 60 people participated in the webinar. Marjan Grootveld from DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services)  introduced OpenAIR...
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European University Association declared strong support to EU current Open Science policies and to OpenAIRE: EUA statement issued on October 27th

The European University Association (EUA) has recently published a statement welcoming the efforts of National Governments and the European Commission in promoting Open Science values in their national research funding schemes and in the EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme. This statement follows the previous recommendations EUA provided to its members Towards Full Open Access in 2020 and Towards Open Access to Research Data and highlights the role of the OpenAire platform in the adop...
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New FAQs on Data Management Plan

OpenAIRE is pleased to announce a set of new FAQs on Data Management Plan . These FAQs address basic issues like what exactly is a DMP, when its submission is due in an H2020 project, what tools are available to help researchers to create a useful DMP. You can take a look at the new content starting from this FAQ about the Open Research Data Pilot in Horizon2020 . Don't forget to read our factsheet specifically about the Open Research Data Pilot in Horizon 2020 and how OpenAIRE can help. The Ope...
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Collaborative annotations for preprint repositories

Guest post by Alexander Naydenov, co-founder of PaperHive Preprint repositories like arXiv, SSRN and Zenodo have become an integral part of the research workflows in their respective disciplines. University repositories and initiatives like bioRxiv and the preprint servers supported by the Open Science Framework are following in their footsteps. Authors expect fast dissemination of their results and feedback for improving their manuscripts. Readers would like to easily discover new research with...
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Open Science policy developments in Estonia

Estonian Research Council coordinates Open Science policy in the country by organizing various events in cooperation with other institutions (including the University of Tartu Library, OpenAIRE NOAD in Estonia). In 2015, Estonian Research Council established the Open Science Expert Group which consists of 14 experts from universities, libraries and other institutions. The group has compiled a document “Open Science in Estonia” that includes general principles and policy recommendations, encourag...
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