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What GraspOS project contributes to research assessment reforms

Welcome back: For the filth year, the representatives of OpenAIRE in Greece and Cyprus continue their successful series of webinars! In March, they welcomed Thanasis Vergoulis, lead technical manager of GraspOS project, to inform their local communities about the goals, the activities, and the expected results of the European project working on the area of research assessment. The webinar was attended by 56 participants.  Supporting research reforms Thanasis began his presentation by explai...

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OpenAIRE AMKE Partnership in European Commission procurement on “Managed Services for the European Open Science Cloud Platform”

We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected as a core partner in the European Commission public procurement tender titled "Managed Services for the European Open Science Cloud Platform (EOSC)". Together with our esteemed consortium, led by Athena Research & Innovation Center, the EGI Foundation, and Net Company, we will have the privilege of managing LOT1 of the procurement: Core federation services for the EOSC EU Node. This partnership will play a crucial role in driving the adv...

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GraspOS Pilot Workshop in Finland

This November, members of the GraspOS team met in Espoo, Finland for the Pilot Workshop. This workshop, hosted by the Center of Science (CSC), offered a chance for participants to gain insights into the Open Science Assessment Framework (OSAF) and what should be valued in terms of research assessment. About OSAF: OSAF is a research assessment framework developed under the GraspOS project that serves as a guide on how to conduct evaluations. The goal of the framework is to record assessments and ...

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Year in Review: SciLake

The Project: SciLake is an EU-funded research project that provides innovative and customizable services for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Its main objective is to deliver technologies that facilitate the integration of domain knowledge and open Scientific Knowledge Graphs (SKGs) to simplify the development of valuable services tailored to specific domains. The project involves 13 partners from 9 countries, including experts in scholarly communication and domain experts from four scien...

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OSFAIR2023 AI for and with Open Science Panel

AI with and for Open Science

Background: Researchers can leverage AI algorithms to analyze vast amounts of data quickly and efficiently. Moreover, AI tools are being used to generate content, write code, resolve accessibility issues, reconfigure writing processes and detect plagiarism. All this is reshaping researcher practice and culture in how they communicate, how they share, how they view infrastructure. What's at stake: Open Science and Open Scholarly Communication cannot and should not progress unless i...

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Reflections on: SciLake Plenary Meeting

This November, the SciLake team held a plenary meeting in Barcelona to discuss the progress and future plans of the project. About SciLake: SciLake is a project funded by the European Union's Horizon Europe program. Its goal is to change how scientific knowledge is accessed and used. The project focuses on combining domain knowledge with open Scientific Knowledge Graphs (SKGs) and creating useful added-value services for specific research areas. By doing this, SciLake aims to overcome the challe...

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Reflections on EOSC Future's Training Workshop

EOSC Future project Extension: In a continued effort to finalise key elements of the EOSC Future project, previously due to end on 30th Sept 2023, the project has been granted an extension of six months and is now set to finish at the end of March 2024. This extension is the basis for planning of handover to the next phase of EOSC's development: OpenAIRE will continue work in several key areas of the extension as well as completing and/or revising existing training and learning resources to refl...

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Building a Community of EOSC Experts in Türkiye

Α full-day training programme to a community of people from different regions of Türkiye and disciplines, but with a common goal of open science and a shared belief in the importance of EOSC.  Background: On the 17th and 18th of July 2023, the Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) hosted an EOSC Train the Trainer Workshop as part of the EOSC Future project. The workshop's main goal was to increase researchers' knowledge of EOSC and to promote the use of EOSC services and tools in Türkiye. ...

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Greek and Cypriot NOADs’ webinar on what’s new with Open Science in their countries

Overview: The representatives of OpenAIRE in Greece and Cyprus successfully completed the second webinar of the 2023 series reaching 175 attendees who engaged in fruitful discussions. They informed their research communities about the latest activities of their local Open Science initiatives and updated on the progress to adopting a national policy. The webinar highlighted the long lasting role of OpenAIRE infrastructure, services and network of experts (National Open Access Desks - NOADs) in sh...

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Supporting Open Science in Hungary

OpenAIRE is a supportive community for Open Science professionals As a recent development, the University of Debrecen signed CoARA, which is an example of our university's commitment to the cultural change of scholarly communication.Judit Fazekas-Paragh The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Judit Éva Fazekas-Paragh, Head of the Education and Research Support Department at the University of Debrecen University and National Library and OpenAIRE NOAD f...

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EOSC National Tripartite Event in Croatia

As part of the annual SRCE DEI 2023 conference, which is also the final conference of the Croatian Scientific and Educational Cloud (HR-ZOO) national strategic project, the national tripartite meeting of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) was held. The meeting was organised with the aim of establishing national coordination of the implementation of EOSC policy and defining national priorities and needs in this area. The goal of tripartite events is to bring together key stakeholders from all...

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The first EOSC Tripartite Event was held in Hungary

The purpose of the NRDI Office Tripartite event about Open Science in Hungary was to initiate a discussion about the status of OS in Hungary, involving policy makers, researchers, and support staff. The event was hosted by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary on the 23rd of March. Around 30 people attended in person, and more than 40 followed the discussion online. Presentations were delivered in the morning, and two-panel discussions were held in the afternoon. Th...

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EOSC in Greece: policymakers converge in dialogue and the Greek EOSC community meets

In brief: Greek research stakeholders working in the EOSC realm have met twice during the past three months in events that were co-organized by ATHENA RC and supported by the Greek NOAD. The aim was to strengthen communication of the Greek EOSC community as well as offer the space for the EOSC Association (EOSC-A), the European Commission (EC) and Greek political leadership to engage in meaningful discussions setting the ground and actions for Open Science and EOSC in Greece in the coming years....

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Polish National Tripartite Event: EOSC for Open Science

The Polish National Tripartite Event took place between 24 and 26 October 2022. The hybrid event was organized by the National Science Centre under the theme "Open Science for Better Science" which underlined the added value of Open Science practices for research quality and integrity.  The three-day event brought together various stakeholders: ministerial representatives, research funding and research performing organizations, HPC centers and service providers, open science competence cent...

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Introducing the ‘Hellenic Open Science Initiative - HOSI’ and the role of OpenAIRE

Inauguration: On 28th February 2022, the Hellenic Open Science Initiative - HOSI was established by 13 Greek leading research, technology and innovation organisations among which OpenAIRE proudly contributes. The Hellenic Open Science Initiative - HOSI forms an Open Science partnership in Greece with the goal to implement Open Science policies in the country and support the national representation and contribution to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) in a coordinated and participa...

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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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OpenCitations and EC funding: OpenAIRE Nexus and RISIS2

The incentives for new OpenCitations innovative solutions  by Chiara Di Giambattista Two years ago, in their canonical 2020 QSS paper on OpenCitations, Silvio Peroni and David Shotton anticipated the creation of the new database, OpenCitations Meta, able to "offer a faster and richer service" by storing bibliographic metadata "in house". Meta would "avoid duplication of data by efficiently permitting us to keep […] a single copy of the metadata for each of the bibliographic entities involve...

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Argos automates the writing of DMPs

What's the hype? This new version of Argos goes one step further with repository integrations. It uses Zenodo to automatically retrieve information regarding the findability and accessibility of deposited datasets and allocates them as answers to the respective questions of Argos DMPs. Why it matters: This version fosters the engagement of researchers with data management as it guarantees less effort to manage data through their Argos DMPs. Moreover, it accentuates the value of Argos as a s...

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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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