COVID-19: Open Science and Innovation in the Greek research area

Driver: The need to collect all efforts and knowledge in managing the coronavirus crisis and widely promote it to the Greek academic and research community was identified at the very beginning of the pandemic, back in April. As a response, Athena Research & Innovation Center (Athena RC) initiated a series of informative and educational online workshops to support research performed around COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2. Furthermore, Athena RC developed a dedicated website that serves as an extensib...

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Belgian Online Open Science Webinars – skills and training

During Open Access Week, Open Science staff from Belgian universities teamed up to organize a series of 4 webinars aimed at research support staff to provide information on Open Science skills and offer the opportunity to discuss approaches to Open Science literacy and training. The first webinar 'Skills development for Open Science' introduced two EOSC related talks. Sadia Vancauwenbergh (EOSC, UHasselt) talked about the EOSC – skills and training working group which is working on building comp...

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Kicking off the fourth series of OpenAIRE webinars in Greece during Open Access Week

Context: The National Open Access Desk in Greece participated in the activities of the Open Access Week 2020 by organising a webinar on research data management. The webinar was equally supported by the Library and Information Center (LIC) of the University of Patras. Presentations and discussions focused on the latest developments on research data services and tools in Greece. The webinar marked the beginning of the new series of informative and practical OpenAIRE webinars in Greece.

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Workshops on Research Data Management gained high interest among different stakeholders in Latvia

The International Open Access week workshop Taming the Research Data wisely: a short introduction of how-to-do" organized by the National Open Access Desk – Latvia, University of Latvia and Library of the University of Latvia, gained high interest among the scientific community members of Latvia. The workshops on Research Data Management (RDM) held on October 19th, 2020 in Riga (Latvia) proved the hot topic indeed is important yet not enough explained since the nuances are quite many. The event took place at the Research Centre of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Latvia and online with the informative support of the Latvian Council of Science, Latvian Academy of Sciences, and Association of Latvian Young Scientists.

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What the future holds for OpenAIRE?German National Workshop at Open Access Tage

Virtual environment, perfect organization: On September 15th, Germany, as an OpenAIRE partner, teamed up with the organizers of the Open Access Tage 2020 at Bielefeld University for the national workshop on OpenAIRE initiatives and the EOSC. Due to the pandemic, the Open Access Tage 2020 was transferred to the digital world under the perfect organization of the team from Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and Bielefeld University Library. Speakers at the event were Ilaria Fava and Najko Ja...

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New Handbook on research data management for Croatian researchers

The University Computing Centre of the University of Zagreb SRCE has published a Handbook on research data management entitled "Research data - what to do with it?" that provides instructions on how to manage research data for efficient sharing and reuse in accordance with FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles. The handbook is suitable for students, librarians and anyone interested in the topic of research data management, and it is publicly available (in Croatian).&nbs...

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Data Librarian Training in Vienna

Digital change and the rapid developments in the information sector and the area of research data management are creating new challenges and fields of activity. Continuous increase in the amount and complexity of data can be observed - specifically in scientific research fields, research communities as well as research support services at universities and university libraries. Accordingly, there is a clear need for further education and training. In order to meet the new requirements, Data Libra...

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Implementing OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers
“Lessons Learned” by the Dutch aggregator NARCIS Portal

In the context of the Horizon 2020 project OpenAIRE Advance, the institute DANS (Data archiving and Networked Services) in the Netherlands implemented the OpenAIRE CRIS/CERIF Guidelines using a CRIS on a national level: NARCIS Portal. This blog describes the "lessons learned" during the technical implementation of the OpenAIRE (OA) CERIF-XML profile for CRIS managers into the NARCIS domain. This implementation has been part of Subtask 6.1.2. Interoperability - Connecting with CRIS-CERIF. In gene...

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3rd webinar series in Greek: season finale with Intellectual Property Rights

The focus: Research has different interpretations by stakeholders. Most tend to focus mainly on the research output and neglect in-between processes leading to it. This webinar of the OpenAIRE National Open Access Desks in Greece and Cyprus perceived research as a process and analysed the implementation of intellectual property practices in all the steps of a research lifecycle. In his presentation, invited speaker Prodromos Tsiavos, legal adviser at Athena Research Center and an expert on Open ...

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OpenAIRE for repository managers: interoperability, metadata enrichment and usage statistics in Greece and Cyprus

The webinar: The National Open Access Desks in Greece and Cyprus, in collaboration with NI4OS-Europe project, organised a webinar entitled "Interoperability in EOSC: OpenAIRE Guidelines for repositories". NI4OS-Europe supports onboarding of national infrastructures and services of Southeast European countries, including the Balkans, to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and uses OpenAIRE to assist repositories in complying with OpenAIRE Guidelines and to increase information exchange be...

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LIVE NOW: A joint proposal of Greek Research and Technology organizations for a National Strategy for Open Science

The biggest research and technology organizations in Greece collaborated to co-design a proposal for a National Open Science Plan. The proposed Plan forms a comprehensive set of goals, policies, commitments and actions for the adoption of Open Science in Greece and the inclusive national participation in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). This joint proposal aspires to become a point of reference for the rapid adoption of the Open Science Task Force proposals a...

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Declining Open Science into specific disciplines. The webinar series for Earth and Environmental Sciences

No doubt Open Science is a cross-cutting movement, touching all fields of knowledge and scholarly communication. And adopting a more open and transparent approach in science has broad and transversal motivations. But there are many aspects that are specific for different disciplines and research areas. In particular when looking at practical aspects on how to concretely realize open science and open access. When practically applying OS, at a certain point discipline-specific resources - such as ...

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Webinar “NARCIS PID Graph - PID graph of the Dutch research landscape”

  Connecting and enriching information in the national portal NARCIS The National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System (NARCIS) hosted by Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) is a portal that collects and disseminates information about scientific work in the Netherlands. Within the EU-funded FREYA project, the use of persistent identifiers (PIDs) in NARCIS has been extended and innovated to connect and integrate research information making it more visible to ...

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Use cases of Institutional RDM Support - OpenAIRE blog series

June 2020, Ellen Leenarts on behalf of the team How do universities organise their institutional Research Data Management Support? When starting to ponder this task a lot of questions may arise. Is Research Data Management Support a separate division or more a kind of network of experts? What kind of support is provided? Is there group training involved,1:1 guidance, or is there a set of tools offered. And how do researchers get to know about the RDM support offered? The OpenAIRE task force on R...

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Institutional RDM Support at the Masaryk University (Czech Republic)

Contributors: Michal Růžička (ORCID iD 0000-0001-5547-8720), Jiří Marek (ORCID iD 0000-0003-2132-762X), Marika Hrubá (ORCID iD 0000-0002-7791-6370), Miroslav Bartošek (ORCID iD 0000-0002-7165-1826)    Restart of Open Science Policy at Masaryk University  On January 1, 2020 Masaryk University started a new three-year project coordinated by The Institute of Computer Science, that is part of a more complex HR Award Initiative with the goal to restart the institutional policy, infrast...

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Institutional Open Access Policies: OpenAIRE National Workshop in Poland

Over 90 participants attended the OpenAIRE National Open Access Workshop that took place in Poland on June 8, 2020. The workshop was devoted to the implementation of open access policies and served as an initial point for further cooperation between open access representatives appointed in institutions that have adopted or are preparing to adopt such policies. The event was organized by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM UW) which runs the Open Science...

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Building bridges across Open Science in the UK: The RDA UK/OpenAIRE Advance Joint Workshop

Originally published on JISC Scholarly Communications. On the 6th of May, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) UK node and OpenAIRE Advance offered a joint workshop focusing on our efforts with open access/open science initiatives and the underlying importance of research data. This was the 3rd workshop that the RDA UK has offered and the final workshop for the UK's national open access desk, or NOAD, as part of the project, which concludes at the end of this year. Speakers included Christ...

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The Importance of Open Science for the Societal Challenges - OS & Covid-19: discussion with the Romanian community Webinar, April 14, 2020

Context: The Covid-19 outbreak affecting the whole world caused sudden lockdown in Romania in March 2020, as a response to the outspread of the virus; the importance of open science has widely become more obvious and many actors started to act more "open" as a natural response to the coronavirus issues; as well as other countries, Romania feels the need of strengthening collaboration in science and innovation more than ever. Scope: In this context, the OpenAIRE NOAD representatives, who are also...

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Strengthening Research Data Management practices in Portugal

Portugal has been making an effort to develop information and capacity building initiatives for the different stakeholders in best practices and sharing of research data. This intention has already been expressed itself in several ways, through reports from the Working Group for National Open Science Policy, which recommended the urgent need to promote and enhance the skills of researchers, with regard to research data management and sharing research data, and throu...

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