FOSTER seminar 'Embracing Data Management - Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice' June 4th 2015, Brussels

FOSTER seminar 'Embracing Data Management - Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice' June 4th 2015, Brussels

The Flemish Interuniversity Council, VLIR, organized a Foster workshop on Open Science and Research Data Management. The conference lived up to its name covering a wide variety of topics on Open Data and Data Management, ranging from policies and legal aspects to case studies, researcher’s experiences and useful applications.After a general introduction, in which Stefanie Van der Burght, Ghent University, underlined the importance of data management in a research environment and how this influen...

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openaccess.nl completely overhauled

openaccess.nl completely overhauled

 Netherlands national Open Access website renewedThe Netherlands national website on open access has been completely revamped. It now has a new, up-to-date look and is more interactive. www.openaccess.nl/en provides information in both Dutch and English about key open access developments in the Netherlands. The site also presents general up-to-date information on open access, a subject that is important for scholarship at home and abroad.Here are the most important changes: All information ...

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Open Access and Research Data management: Horizon 2020 and Beyond in Ireland.

Open Access and Research Data management: Horizon 2020 and Beyond in Ireland.

In April of this year University College Cork (UCC) hosted a 2-day training event focusing on Open Access Data in Horizon 2020. The event was sponsored by FOSTER and organized jointly by UCC Boole Library and Repository Network Ireland. Day one was aimed at researchers and others who were interested in developing Horizon 2020 proposals. The speakers on day one were•    Martin Donnelly from the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) (Martin was unable to attend on the day so his presentation were taped in...

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The Open Belgium Conference:  Open Science as part of responsible research

The Open Belgium Conference: Open Science as part of responsible research

This year, Open Knowledge Belgium picked the beautiful city of Antwerp as the place to be for all open knowledge, open source and open data enthusiasts.The variety of speakers at the Open Belgium Conference clearly mirrors the mission of Open Knowledge Belgium: opening up knowledge in Belgium trough community driven ways connecting four main actors: community, researchers, governments and industries. The conference consisted of a number of sessions with a wide variety of topics ranging from open...

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Open access policy conference in Slovakia

Open access policy conference in Slovakia

[caption id="attachment_208" align="alignright" width="140"] Photo credit: SCSTIOver 150 participants from Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany and Slovakia attended a conference “Open access policy of Slovakia in the European context 2015 – current state and perspectives” hosted on 25 March 2015 in Bratislava by the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI), a National Point of Reference for open access (OA), OpenAIRE National OA Desk, and a Key Node organization in PAS...

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The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information and Data

The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information for 2017-2020 was approved by the Government on June 14, 2017. Decree of the Government (in Czech only, no. 444) is available here.The strategy includes open access to publications and data (Data Management Plans) requirements for publicly funded research projects. Interoperable and OpenAIRE compatible open access e-Infrastructure will be built. And awareness raising and educational activities will be conducted.Accordi...

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Ruđer Bošković Institute adopts Open Access Mandate (Croatia)

Ruđer Bošković Institute adopts Open Access Mandate (Croatia)

As of April 17, 2015, all papers produced by Rudjer Boskovic Institute (RBI) researchers must be submitted to the institutional OA repository FULIR (which is OpenAIRE compliant)  upon acceptance for publication. The first institutional Open Access mandate in Croatia is based on  the Croatian Open Access Declaration (October 2012),  „Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information“ by the European Commission(July 2012) , and best practices of the prominent research and acad...

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Croatian national repository system DABAR & OpenAIRE

Croatian national repository system DABAR & OpenAIRE

For a small academic and research community like Croatia it is important to build national collaborative infrastructure at different levels and for different purposes. Institutional repositories are for last twenty years an important strategy for attaining open access, and provide a key infrastructure for the long-term preservation of digital materials. Apart from HRČAK repository of OA journals (with 415 OA journals) and Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI with more than 30.000 deposited fu...

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Croatian Projects Database

Croatian Projects Database

Usage of the unique object identifiers is crucial for accomplishing interoperability between different web services and platforms. OpenAIRE has made great progress in linking EC funded projects with publications and research data on the EU level by indexing harvested data and making that information available through the API. In Croatia, we use this API to get the updated project information and besides the EC funded projects, we are also linking research projects by Croatian funding bodies, e.g...

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Seminar: "Cooperation in Social Sciences and Humanities in a Networked European Research Space" in Croatia

Seminar: "Cooperation in Social Sciences and Humanities in a Networked European Research Space" in Croatia

Followed by several meetings of the OpenAIRE-Advance and EOSC Hub teams at Ruđer Bošković Institute , a seminar on "Cooperation in Social Sciences and Humanities in a Networked European Research Space" was held at the Teleconference Hall on Thursday, March 29, 2018.Four European projects in the field of humanities and social sciences - DARIAH-HR, CESSDA, OpenAIRE-Advance and EOSC Hub - were presented at the seminar. Special emphasis has been placed on the advanced computer services and tools dev...

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Measuring OA state-level compliance and update on research data support of some Universities in Spain

Measuring OA state-level compliance and update on research data support of some Universities in Spain

During Open Access Week FECYT took part of an event in Madrid organized by REBIUN, the network of university libraries in Spain, two of the major library consortia CSUC (Catalonia) and Madroño (Madrid) and FECYT itself. The event gathered the two major existing initiatives nowadays related to research data management and research data repositories in university libraries in Spain and besides that, FECYT also show the audience the results of the study on the level of compliance of the open access...

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How to comply with Open Science policies: services and tools to support researchers - workshop OpenAIRE-FOSTER in Spain

How to comply with Open Science policies: services and tools to support researchers - workshop OpenAIRE-FOSTER in Spain

The workshop, organised by OpenAIRE Spanish NOAD in collaboration with FOSTERPlus project took place as an associated event of “ECA - Ecosistemas del Conocimiento Abierto”, a major event in Spain for the open access and repository community, during Open Access Week.The main focus of the workshop was to introduce to researchers and research managers European and State-level open science related policies and how to comply with them. Pilar Rico (FECYT) and Remedios Melero (CSIC) were the speakers d...

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Austrian national survey regarding research data

Austrian national survey regarding research data

Last January 19th initiated the Austrian national survey regarding research data. This survey is performed within the scope of e-Infrastructures Austria, which is a project sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW). Within this context, this is the first time a nation wide survey regarding research data is performed in Austria.Participants include all scientists and researchers from all participating project partners. Dr. Christian Gumpenberger from the Library S...

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Researchers and their data in Austria: survey results report 2015

Researchers and their data in Austria: survey results report 2015

At the beginning of 2015 an Austria-wide survey was conducted, directed at the academic personnel of 24 universities and research institutions affiliated with the e-infrastructures Austria project. This survey aimed to gather information about how Austrian researchers deal with their data on an institutional, as well as a disciplinary level. This study is the first attempt on a national level in Austria to find out how academics work with data and how institutions and disciplines influence data ...

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Going Beyond Open: The Making of the Vienna Principles

Going Beyond Open: The Making of the Vienna Principles

Rich Savage, CC BY 2.0A group of young researchers, science administrators and librarians of the Open Access Network Austria (OANA), released the first version of The Vienna Principles: A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century. The group under the leadership of Peter Kraker discussed the relationship between Open Access and Scholarly Communication intensely and with great passion. After more than a year of research, serious debate and analysis of pro and cons across the subject a...

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OpenAIRE Austrian National Workshop: “European Pathways to Open Science”

OpenAIRE Austrian National Workshop: “European Pathways to Open Science”

The OpenAIRE National Workshop for Austria took place during the International Open Access Week, on the 25th of October. It was designed as an information sharing event for researchers who take part in FP7 and H2020 Projects, research administration services and other interested services. It was organized by OpenAire NOAD, Austria and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), which is the Austrian NCP for the European Commission and also one of the most important funders for science in Austr...

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Open Science Workshop Vienna 2017

Open Science Workshop Vienna 2017

Graphic record of the Workshop. VerVieVas, CC BY 3.0 ATOn September 20th 2017 the Vienna Principles Working Group of the Open Access Network Austria, AT2OA, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft and Open Knowledge Austria organised the Open Science Workshop at the Austrian Central Library for Physics and Chemistry, which is a special subject library of Vienna’s University Library. This one day event was focussed on providing researchers, research support managers and librarians with information about th...

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Austria addresses Open Science

Austria addresses Open Science

Photo: © Universität Wien/ Barbara MairAgainst the backdrop of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and other European data initiatives two Open Science events will be held in Vienna in the third week of November.On November 20th 2017, the first Focus on Open Science-Workshop, an event organised in cooperation with e-infrastructures Austria Plus, LIBER and Scientific Knowledge Services, will take place in Vienna. The event is an introduction to the „disruptive change“ which Open Science brings...

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Conference “Open Science - the 21th century benefits for researchers” - Riga, Latvia

Conference “Open Science - the 21th century benefits for researchers” - Riga, Latvia

The conference “Open Science - the 21th century benefits for researchers” took place during the annual International Open Access week. This conference, which had financial support provided by the European Union`s FP7 program`s project FOSTER, was organized by three institutions – the National Library of Latvia, the University of Latvia and Technical Riga University.The conference was attended by more than hundred scientists and research managers, creaters of research policies and librarians.The ...

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Insight into Open Access week 2016 - Latvia

Insight into Open Access week 2016 - Latvia

The Library of the University of Latvia and National Open Access Desk - Latvia participated in Open Access Week 2016 by organising several activities: The workshop „Research Data Management and Open Science: Challenges and Opportunities for Latvia” as pre-event, on October 13. The workshop was given by Iryna Kuchma, EIFL-OA Programme Manager. Click HERE to view the recording of this workshop. One of the main events was the conference „Research of the University of Latvia and e-resources”. The go...

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