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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Celebrating RECOLECTA's 15th anniversary

 A post event summary  The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has celebrated in Madrid the 15th anniversary of RECOLECTA with a national event for the repositories' community. RECOLECTA is the national harvester of Open Access repositories that aggregates 167 repositories and includes more than 2,5M documents and 28.000 datasets. RECOLECTA provides the Spanish community of repositories with metadata certification services based on OpenAIRE's guidelines, metadata enri...

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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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Discussions on Open Science in Hungary

In 2021, important discussions began on Open Science among various stakeholders from research, university leadership and policy-making areas in Hungary. From May 28th, 2021, the University of Debrecen University and National Library (UDUNL) and Governmental Agency for IT Development (KIFÜ) host online events regularly to keep up the conversation on national Open Science practices, the benefits of FAIR research data management and the importance of collaborative science in the Hungarian research ...

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About the Position Paper on Open Science in Hungary

On October 18th 2021 an official position paper was released in Hungary on Open Science. The purpose of the document is to articulate the directions scientific communication is headed in the country considering the ongoing paradigm shift in science. The statement is the outcome of many consultations of several Hungarian institutions. First, the position paper defines what is considered Open Science, then it enumerates the key pillars of the Open Science ecosystem. open access to research outputs...

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Open Science in the recently adopted Resolution on the Slovenian Scientific Research and Innovation Strategy 2030

At the end of March 2022, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Resolution on the Slovenian Scientific Research and Innovation Strategy 2030 which was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia in April 2022. This is a key Slovenian strategic document for research and innovation until 2030, which will be the basis for formulating policies related to social and economic development as well as to societal challenges. The Scientific Research and Innovation...

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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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New Webinars in the Series "RDM in Austria" Now Online!

Since its start in 2020, the "Research Data Management in Austria" webinar series has brought together researchers and experts from support services such as libraries and IT centers to learn about RDM and Open Research. The series is a joint effort of the FAIR Data Austria project and the Austrian Network for Repository Managers (RepManNet). After fifteen successful events covering a wide range of subjects – from writing a data management plan to version control with Git – the team of FAIR Data ...

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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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Paris Call on Research Assessment

The Open Science European Conference (OSEC) 2022, organised by the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union: Recognises that openness improves the quality, efficiency and impact of research, and fosters team science;Reaffirms the need to align what we assess with what we value;Calls for an assessment system where research proposals, researchers, research units and research institutions are evaluated on the basis of their intrinsic merits and impact, rather than on the number of pub...

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The development of open research data repositories in Poland

Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw (ICM) has developed three data repositories open for researchers from various research fields and countries.  Services were created as part of the project "Disciplinary Open Research Data Repositories" that was aimed at enhancing access to academic resources by making them available in dedicated research data repositories allowing for open data sharing (more about the project: https://drodb.icm.edu.p...

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France: New Decree on science integrity to boost support for open science and DMPs

On December 2021, the Ministry of Higher Education and research issued a Decree on scientific integrity. This decree changes the conservation and availability of data and source codes, the implementation of DMPs and the publication of negative results for the French public research institutions. https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/jorf/id/JORFTEXT000044411360 Its Article 5 provides that the institutions shall define a policy for the conservation, communication and re-use of the raw results of the sci...

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Slovenia: open science in the new Scientific Research and Innovation Activities Act

A new Scientific Research and Innovation Activities Act came into force in Slovenia with the beginning of 2022, which also contains provisions regarding open science. The latter is mentioned in Articles 2(6), 12(2) - items 2 and 9, 16, 20, and 31. Articles 40-42 are completely dedicated to open science.The Act was drafted with high support of stakeholders and brings many important solutions. It will enable the development of high-quality and globally comparable scientific research, improve fundi...

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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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