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UKIM Skopje: Embracing Open Science Policy

By Katerina KlimoskaSs. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, located in the Republic of North Macedonia, has become the first university in the country to adopt an Open Science Policy. This significant decision was made during the 19th session of the University Senate on March 31, 2022. The adoption of the Open Science Policy is a testament to the university's strategic vision and its commitment to promoting the principles and practices of Open Science. With this policy, Ss. Cyril and ...

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Supporting Open Science in The Netherlands

The Netherlands is considered a front-runner in Open Science and has indeed been very progressive in promoting and facilitating Open Science. The OpenAIRE network provides opportunities to learn from each other and coordinates efforts in making the transition to Open Science happen. Loek Brinkman The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Loek Brinkman, Research Data Specialist at DANS-KNAW and OpenAIRE NOAD for The Netherlands. Read his reflections on Open Science.&nb...

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Supporting Open Science in Hungary

OpenAIRE is a supportive community for Open Science professionals As a recent development, the University of Debrecen signed CoARA, which is an example of our university's commitment to the cultural change of scholarly communication.Judit Fazekas-Paragh The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Judit Éva Fazekas-Paragh, Head of the Education and Research Support Department at the University of Debrecen University and National Library and OpenAIRE NOAD f...

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Supporting Open Science in Malta

Ensuring that OS becomes an emergent mode of Scholarly Communication Human capacity is instrumental in ensuring that we achieve culture change which is an important catalyst for the implementation of Open Science practices by Josianne C. Vello  & Kevin J. Ellul The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Kevin J. Ellul, Director of Library Services and Josianne C. Vello, Deputy Director of Library Services at the University of Malta. Read their r...

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Supporting Open Science in Latvia

Learn more about the newly adopted OS Strategy and recent developments in the country. OpenAIRE helps you keep up with everything that's important in Open Science. by Gita Rozenberga The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to our NOADs in Latvia, Gita Rozenberga, Chief Librarian at the Library of the University of Latvia. Read her reflections on Open Science. How does the University of Latvia support Open Science in the country? Support services are related to different asp...

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CHIST-ERA announced the publication of the Call ORD

The CHIST-ERA consortium has created a common funding instrument to support transnational projects. Through this instrument, the national/regional funding organisations of CHIST-ERA support and join the Horizon Europe Open Science agenda. By launching joint calls, they can support more diverse communities, who are able to tackle the most challenging and novel Open Science topics.This call concerns the following topic:Open & Re-usable Research Data & Software (ORD) The challenges and prom...

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Supporting Open Science in the Czech Republic

I consider OpenAIRE to be an essential research infrastructure. by Michal Růžička The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to our NOAD in the Czech Republic, Michal Růžička, Head of the Data Security and Management at the Masaryk University.  Read his reflections on Open Science.    How does Masaryk University support Open Science in the Czech Republic? Masaryk University (MU) has a strong position in support of Open Science in the Czech Re...

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Supporting Open Science in Croatia

OpenAIRE has an extensive network of OS experts who can be contacted and consulted anytime OpenAIRE helps us significantly with its resources, guides, and training materials which help us in training and promotion activities on the national level. by Bojan Macan & Jadranka Stojanovski The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to our NOADs in Croatia, Bojan Macan, Head of the Centre for Scientific Information at Rudjer Boskovic Institute and Jadranka Stojano...

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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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