"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 nation...
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Open Science in Poland 2014. A Diagnosis

Transition to Open Access in Poland has been happening for some time. Over 20 scientific institutions have repositories, some of them implemented OA policies, near 950 journals are available freely on the internet. But the transition results solely from bottom-up initiatives. The report “Open Science in Poland 2014. A Diagnosis” analyses the strengths and limitations of such a model. The aim of the report is to present a comprehensive overview of the current state of openness in Polish science. ...
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openaccess.nl completely overhauled

  Netherlands national Open Access website renewed The 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 informati...
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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 ...
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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 influ...
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Training session on research data at the French national school for librarians

On the 9th and 10th of march 2015, a training session on research data took place in Lyon, at the National school for librarians . The session was chaired by Monique Joly, head of the INSA Lyon library (School of Engineering) and of Couperin’s department services and forecasting studies. Around 20 librarians gathered to learn or share their experience on research data curation. The goal of this continuing training session for librarians was to define the challenges of the preservation, the shari...
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Conference report: ORD2015 in Warsaw, May 28-29

Over 100 participants from 10 countries attended the international conference “Open Research Data: Implications for Science and Society” which took place in Warsaw on May 28-29, 2015. The conference was organized by the Open Science Platform – part of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw (ICM UW) – which also functions as the Polish OpenAIRE 2020 National Open Access Desk. The audience of the conference was very mixed, including re...
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Public consultation on Slovenian draft document regarding open access to scientific publications and research data 2015-2020

The European Commission has determined mandatory open access to all peer-reviewed publications from projects, co-funded by the Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation. The open research data pilot will be carried out in the years 2014 and 2015. The EU member states should adopt the same mandates for the national research funding. The public consultation  on the draft document entitled " Open Access in Slovenia 2015-2020: Principles and Regulation Regarding the Open Access to...
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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 fi...
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„Scientific repositories in Poland – challenges and chances” – organized by the Open Science Platform in Warsaw

Nearly 40 repository managers, representing close to all repositories in Poland, gathered in Warsaw on April 27, 2015, for a one-day workshop entitled „Scientific repositories in Poland – challenges and chances”. The workshop was organized by the Open Science Platform – an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw – who also function as the OpenAIRE 2020 NOAD in Poland. The workshop started with a webinar run by Ben McLeis...
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Open access policy conference in Slovakia

[caption id="attachment_208" align="alignright" width="140"] Photo credit: SCSTI Over 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 ...
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Open access policy conference in Slovakia

[caption id="attachment_208" align="alignright" width="140"] Photo credit: SCSTI Over 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 ...
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Cyprus working group for Open Access: setting up a national mandate and OA coordinating body

On the 22 nd of April 2015 the first meeting of the Working Group for Open Access took place in the University of Cyprus , in Nicosia, Cyprus. The local National Points of Reference for Open Access, the main funding institutions for research in Cyprus, and representatives from almost all the academic institutions of Cyprus, were present. The event was organized by the OpenAIRE2020 Cyprus NOAD , which is also the Key node organization of Pasteur4OA project in Cyprus. At the meeting, project Paste...
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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 a...
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"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...
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Open Science: to make research better - a new Association to promote Open Science in Italy

On March 5-7 a three day workshop was organized by the Italian Institute of Anthropology and University of Rome La Sapienza to discuss the issues and challenges related to adoption of the Open Science paradigm . The meeting's objective was to identify the different needs and perspectives, obstacles, experiences, in order to identify concrete strategies to respond to the increasing demand for a greater presence of open science in higher education and research in Italy. In order to reach this goal...
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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 Librar...
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