Creative Commons seminar at the University of Latvia

Creative Commons seminar at the University of Latvia

Post by Aija Uzula, University of Latvia. OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk for Latvia.  [caption id="attachment_3234" align="alignright" width="114"] Gita RozenbergaOn May 16, 2018 the OpenAIRE NOAD in Latvia organised a seminar about the Creative Commons licences and movement in general, as well as the idea of Open Bussiness models, held at the Humanities and social sciences centre of  the University of Latvia (UL). The key speaker of the seminar Gwen Franck is Open Access Programme...

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Danish OpenAIRE national workshop on challenges and possibilities for Open Science

Danish OpenAIRE national workshop on challenges and possibilities for Open Science

On the November 16th 2016 a national workshop was held in Odense, Denmark at the University of Southern Denmark. The workshop opened with the perspective of recent developments in the area of data management in Europe in general and Denmark in particular with focus on Horizon 2020.One of the main developments in Denmark recently is the forming of the National Forum for Research Data Management with participants from all 8 Danish universities, The Royal Library, The State Library and the National...

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Swedish OpenAIRE event "Opportunities in Open Science"

Swedish OpenAIRE event "Opportunities in Open Science"

On January 19th the National Library of Sweden organised a national OpenAIRE seminar, in collaboration with the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems.Recordings and ppt-slides are available here.This is a summary of the seminar:Gunilla Herdenberg, National Librarian and Director General of the National Library of Sweden, opened the seminar ”Opportunities in Open Science”, which was held in a full auditorium at the National Library of Sweden on the 19th o...

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Open Science in Horizon 2020: Serbia OpenAIRE National Workshop

Open Science in Horizon 2020: Serbia OpenAIRE National Workshop

Over 350 researchers attended “Open Science in Horizon 2020”: the Serbia OpenAIRE National Workshop hosted by the University of Belgrade on November 8, 2016.  The event was opened by the Vice Rector of the University of Belgrade and the Deputy Minister of Science.The presentations covered the following topics: "OpenAIRE as a European infrastructure supporting Open Science", "OpenAIRE2020 in Serbia: an overview and successes" and a new Erasmus+ project  "BE-OPEN (Boosting Engagement of Serbian Un...

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Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Supporting Open Access journal editors and publishers in Serbia and participating in the Western Balkan Working Group on Open ScienceSCIndeks is the central hub of the integrated system of quality-controlled scientific publishing in Serbia. The SCIndeks team developed guides and templates to help editorial boards of Serbian Open Access journals to comply with the "new" DOAJ inclusion criteria on publication policy and licensing. New functionalities in editor services were implemented and SCIndek...

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Serbia celebrates Open Access Week with ORCID tutorials!

Kickstart your ORCID ID! OpenAIRE NOAD in Serbia has released a set of brief video tutorials about ORCID IDs. The video's are in Serbian and should be understood throughout the Western Balkans.They are intended for all those who (still) do not have ORCID profiles, but they may also be useful for registered ORCID users who have not fully set up their profiles.[embed]https://media.rcub.bg.ac.rs/wp-content/uploads/wp-uploads/2017/10/ORC-ID-01-Uvod-06-50.mp4[/embed]Each topic is explained in a short...

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Estonian universities increased the access to research data and hope for further state support

Estonian universities increased the access to research data and hope for further state support

In 2014, the University of Tartu (UT) joined DataCite , becoming the only organisation in Estonia that has the right to assign the unique DOI numbers to research data. In the beginning of 2015, the University of Tartu, Tallinn Technical University, Estonian University of Life Sciences and Tallinn University formed the DataCite Eesti Consortium with the aim of improving the accessibility of Estonian research data and making it easier for international community to use them, ensuring extensive fin...

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Declaration on Open Access in Greece

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 t...

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Open-Access-Tage 2015

Open-Access-Tage 2015

Open-Access-Tage 2015 (Open Access Days 2015) took place 7-8 September in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference highlighted that Open Access (OA) and Open Science (OS) now reach a multitude of stakeholders, though each are impacted at different levels and in various forms. This diversity of knowledge and requirements increasingly requires information exchange and coordination. In Switzerland, there is a proliferation of central stakeholders: the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innova...

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Swiss Research Data Management Day 2016

Swiss Research Data Management Day 2016

On November 29th 2016 the Swiss RDM Day took place at Rolex Learning Center, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The national workshop for 150 participants was jointly organised by OpenAIRE, the national project Data Life-Cycle Management (DLCM) and its partners (EPFL, ETH Zürich, HES-SO - HEG, University of Basel, University of Zurich, Université de Lausanne and SWITCH).The event provided insights into existing services like OpenAIRE and the upcoming national support services by DL...

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Swiss Open Access Strategy: Towards the Unrestricted Publication of Research Outputs

At its plenary assembly on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, the Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, adopted a national Open Access Stategy. The strategy aims to provide public access to research publications via the Internet or via open databases as soon as possible. Currently, access to most research outputs is restricted by the terms and conditions of commercial publishers. Commissioned by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the strategy will n...

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Impressions from the OJS-de network - workshop report (Berlin, 1-2 february 2018)

Impressions from the OJS-de network - workshop report (Berlin, 1-2 february 2018)

Workshop Report: Berlin, Germany, 1-2 february 2018.For the third time, the “OJS-de.net” network met for a two-days workshop at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. The event was organized by the head of the expertise network, the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS), and attended by about 70 participants from German speaking countries and Denmark.“OJS-de.net”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), connects and supports not only universities and research institutes in Germany that use...

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Poland: Initial open access policy

Poland: Initial open access policy

In October 2015, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) in Poland issued a document that reflects the Polish response to the European Commission's recommendation of July 17, 2012, on access to and preservation of scientific information. The published document, entitled „Directions of the development of open access to research publications and research results in Poland”, has been prepared by an expert group that had been working under the auspices of the Ministry for over half a ye...

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Cyprus adopts National Open Access policy

Cyprus adopts National Open Access policy

On the 25th of February 2016, the Council of ministers of the Republic of Cyprus, approved the adoption of the National policy for Open Access in Cyprus.The document's approval was the outcome of a tremendous collaboration between the different stakeholders involved in the Working Group for Open Access (consisting of the NPR for OA, local Academic institutions and national funders), coordinated by the OPENAIRE2020 Cyprus NOAD (University of Cyprus Library) and highly supported by the coordinator...

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"Open Access and research institutions in Poland"

"Open Access and research institutions in Poland"

Blogpost by Michał Starczewski and Lidia Stępińska-Ustasiak Report by  Wojciech Fenrich, Tomasz Lewandowski, Krzysztof Siewicz, Michał Starczewski, Lidia Stępińska-Ustasiak, and Jakub Szprot (editor).The Open Science Platform (ICM, University of Warsaw) has recently published a report “Open Access and research institutions”. The focus of the report is on the basic issues related to open access from the perspective of research institutions. Some more sophisticated and technical aspects are i...

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Training session on Research Data Management in Warsaw

Training session on Research Data Management in Warsaw

On June 22, 2015, a one­day training session in Research Data Management (RDM) was organized in Warsaw by the Open Science Platform (ICM, University of Warsaw), ­ the Polish OpenAIRE2020 NOAD.The session was run by Kevin Ashley, director of the Digital Curation Centre (UK). Thirty participants from different parts of Poland attended the workshop. The majority of them were active researchers ­ mostly PhD students and young researchers ­ and librarians and data specialists were also present.The wo...

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"National strategy of open access" adopted in Slovenia

"National strategy of open access" adopted in Slovenia

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has adopted the National strategy of open access to scientific publications and research data in Slovenia 2015-2020 on 3 September 2015.The Slovenian and English versions are available at the Ministry web page.OpenAIRE and PASTEUR4OA , together with project partner EIFL, provided a joint submission to support the National strategy during the public consultation process.The National Strategy provides a good-practice example of a fully aligned national po...

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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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"Promoting Open Science among Young Researchers": a FOSTER workshop by the Lithuanian NOAD

"Promoting Open Science among Young Researchers": a FOSTER workshop by the Lithuanian NOAD

On March 19, 2015, the first seminar in the FOSTER-supported training programme "Promoting Open Science among young researchers: Challenges and Opportunities", took place.The topics discussed were: "EU and national open access and open science policies and practices, in relation to publicly funded research in Horizon 2020 and national grant schemes" and "Linking Open Access research publications with Open research data".The workshop was organized by OpenAIRE 2020 NOAD  Kaunas University of Techn...

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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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