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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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OpenAIRE Open Science Observatory

Open Science Observatory

Understanding the European open science landscape   The Open Science Observatory (https://osobservatory.openaire.eu) is an OpenAIRE platform showcasing a collection of indicators and visualisations that help policy makers and research administrators better understand the Open Science landscape in Europe, across and within countries.   The broader context: As the number of Open Science mandates have been increasing across countries and scientific fields, so has the need to track Op...

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Open Science and Scholarly Communication in Greece

Amplifying understanding and building capacity through synergies "Unity is strength". This is the underlying principle that governs the alliance of two Greek OpenAIRE members, 'Athena' Research Center (NOAD) and 'HEAL-Link' - the consortium of academic libraries -, that work towards the wide adoption of OS policies and the alignment of the national context with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).  The two organizations shared the activities, experiences and results of their fruitful coo...

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Open science for AI-driven Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy

Cecilia Cabello is the Director of Operations in the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, FECYT, an institution dependent on the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. Cecilia is the Project Coordinator of IntelComp, a H2020 project where OpenAIRE is a partner, that delivers innovative big data, AI-driven methods for policy making in the Research and Innovation sector. Could you briefly describe what the aim of IntelComp is? I...

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Addressing Open Science challenges in Romania

"Open Science can only become a reality through cultural change and this requires efforts towards achieving a common vision, through a common dialogue." OpenAIRE Team has the pleasure of speaking to Alina Irimia, Open Science projects coordinator at UEFISCDI in Romania. Mrs Irimia, talked about the priority to connect and engage the Romanian community to the open science dynamics through a national dedicated platform that is now under development.   What is the role ...

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HR-OOZ: Croatian Open Science Cloud Initiative ceremonially marked the beginning of its activities

HR-OOZ, the Croatian Open Science Cloud Initiative ceremonially marked the beginning of its activities on September 3rd, 2021 at the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia. Founding members of HR-OOZ received the relative signed Memorandum of Understanding from Prof. Radovan Fuchs, PhD, Minister of Science and Education.  The ceremony was followed by the constitutive session of the Council of the HR-OOZ Initiative, which marked the first step towards the development of...

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French National OpenAIRE Workshop: the new era of OpenAIRE

About: On Friday 2nd July 2021, the French NOAD organized a half-day event to present to the French scientific community the advancements of the OpenAIRE organization as well as inform about its core Open Science services. Invited speakers contributed with presentations and discussions with the audience. Moreover, the workshop highlighted how services are used in practice by other projects or initiatives who shared their experiences and ongoing work. The workshop, also, provided a clear view abo...

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Amnesia Seminar: anonymization of data with guarantees

 In June 30th, an Amnesia open to all seminar was organised, where participants could experience and learn how anonymization of data is performed with it. Organisers  'Athena' Research Center, as part of the activities of the OpenAIRE NOAD in Greece, supported and launched this informative and educational online seminar, in support of research activities relevant to the coronavirus disease. This seminar run in collaboration with the OpenAIRE NOAD in Cyprus.  Short description The ...

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Tools for legal issues in Research Data Management

Background: In the framework of the NI4OS-Europe project, ATHENA Research and Innovation Center (ATHENA) developed tools that respond to emerging Open and FAIR Research Data Management (RDM) demands of researchers and provide a first set of clarity for EOSC resource providers' compliance with the Rules of Participation (RoP). NI4OS-Europe is the European project that supports the development and inclusion of National Open Science Cloud Initiatives (NOSCIs) in 15 south-east european member states...

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OpenAIRE Research Graph: An intelligent gateway to scholarly communication

The OpenAIRE Research Graph is gradually becoming a key asset of OpenAIRE. We are investing a lot of effort in its development and improvement. Quality, inclusiveness, transparency and open governance are key in our thinking, but underneath all, there is a huge ongoing technical effort for making it robust and usable for discovery and monitoring. Many of our users are asking us to know more about what the graph is about? Why do we need one and what does OpenAIRE Graph bring in? We listened ...

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Cypriot NI4OS-Europe event and OpenAIRE contribution

About: On April 23, 2021 the University of Cyprus Library organized an Open Science event to update on the latest developments of European Research and Innovation actions, mainly focusing around the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) developments. The event welcomed 65 participants spanning from academics, researchers to policy makers, funders, librarians and Open Science enthusiasts. Agenda: The Cypriot Open Science event was organized in the context of the National Initiatives for Open Science...

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OpenAIRE and EOSC in national settings: the Greek and Cypriot paradigms

About: In the framework of established collaboration between OpenAIRE NOADs in Greece and Cyprus, and in support of the NI4OS-Europe project where they both contribute, a webinar was organized to update the Greek and Cypriot scientific community about news from the evolving European Research and Innovation (R&I) area. In brief: Data intensive scientific demands and emerging technologies that are progressively embedded in scientific practices, such as artificial intelligence, significantly af...

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In the crystal ball: report from the Swedish webinar on the future of Open Science in Europe

"It is great being able to participate without travelling, but it's tiresome to sit in a webinar meeting for half a day." Our participants were mostly happy with the program offered, but had some objections and some ideas for making it better next time. We had 171 registered participants, mostly from university libraries in Sweden, but also other research stakeholders both in Sweden and the Nordic countries. We had four presentations and a group discussion at the end. Liber's President, Jeannett...

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What the future holds for OpenAIRE? German National Workshop at Open Access Tage

Virtual environment, perfect organization: On September 15th, Germany, as an OpenAIRE partner, teamed up with the organizers of the Open Access Tage 2020 at Bielefeld University for the national workshop on OpenAIRE initiatives and the EOSC. Due to the pandemic, the Open Access Tage 2020 was transferred to the digital world under the perfect organization of the team from Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and Bielefeld University Library. Speakers at the event were Ilaria Fava and Najko Ja...

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Exploring new synergies for Digital Skills: Introducing OpenAIRE/EOSC to the Greek National Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition

Background: Digital and Open Science skills are key into EOSC's operations and future, and the upskilling of researchers and research support staff is therefore essential for its success. A culture change for sharing research outcomes, policy awareness, and compliance and knowledge of ICT is needed to empower individuals and institutions to develop and maintain EOSC competences science and capabilities. Why are synergies important: Digital skills are needed everywhere, not just in EOSC. In parti...

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OpenAIRE for repository managers: interoperability, metadata enrichment and usage statistics in Greece and Cyprus

The webinar: The National Open Access Desks in Greece and Cyprus, in collaboration with NI4OS-Europe project, organised a webinar entitled "Interoperability in EOSC: OpenAIRE Guidelines for repositories". NI4OS-Europe supports onboarding of national infrastructures and services of Southeast European countries, including the Balkans, to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and uses OpenAIRE to assist repositories in complying with OpenAIRE Guidelines and to increase information exchange be...

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The joint proposal for a National Strategy for Open Science in Greece.

LIVE NOW: A joint proposal of Greek Research and Technology organizations for a National Strategy for Open Science

The biggest research and technology organizations in Greece collaborated to co-design a proposal for a National Open Science Plan. The proposed Plan forms a comprehensive set of goals, policies, commitments and actions for the adoption of Open Science in Greece and the inclusive national participation in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). This joint proposal aspires to become a point of reference for the rapid adoption of the Open Science Task Force proposals a...

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The Importance of Open Science for the Societal Challenges - OS & Covid-19: discussion with the Romanian community Webinar, April 14, 2020

Context: The Covid-19 outbreak affecting the whole world caused sudden lockdown in Romania in March 2020, as a response to the outspread of the virus; the importance of open science has widely become more obvious and many actors started to act more "open" as a natural response to the coronavirus issues; as well as other countries, Romania feels the need of strengthening collaboration in science and innovation more than ever. Scope: In this context, the OpenAIRE NOAD representatives, who are also...

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COVID-19: Supporting research collaboration and data sharing in Greece

The occasion: In February 2020, the pandemic crisis of Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus 2, SARS-CoV-2, affected Greece. The Greek Government immediately responded to the public health emergency by taking strong measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country, such as an early lockdown, followed by intensive efforts to ease the new reality in everyday life of Greek citizens through the gradual transition to an e-society, marked by...

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Presentation of the program at the workshop. Picture from EOSC Nordic.

Joint Nordic Policy Workshop

Recently, a Nordic Policy workshop was held to discuss the state of play of open data policy,barriers and opportunities and the implementation of the EOSC at the Nordic level. The workshop was co-organized by EOSC Nordic and the Nordic OpenAIRE group, and took place at the Danish National Archive in Copenhagen on the 6th of February. Stakeholders invited were Research and academic institution representatives, research communities, e-Infrastructure service providers, policymakers, and funding age...

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