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Research Data Management (RDM) Support at the University of Vienna

Long-term Archiving at the University of Vienna The University of Vienna is one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe. Nearly 9,800 employees work at 20 faculties and centres, 6,800 of them are scientists. More than 90,000 students are currently enrolled and can choose from 178 subjects. Research and teaching have been carried out here since 1365. What is relatively new, however, is the professional maintenance and archiving of research data. The start of research data management...

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The OpenAIRE Research Graph

​ Bringing scholarly communication back into the hands of scientists  Tracking and connecting all links between research results, institutions that produced and financed them, and where to find them for consultation or further use. We are collecting feedback! Find out more here.The backdrop: Open Science is gradually becoming the modus operandi in research practices, affecting the way researchers collaborate and publish, discover, and access scientific knowledge. Scientists are increas...

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4 Challenges for institutional research data management support

Let's be honest, it's not always easy to find your way in the jungle of research data management services. Because we hope to learn from each other, Ghent University (Belgium) shares 4 challenges1 towards the development of it's institutional research data support and what they learned along the way2.  1.Where in the world to begin?  The challenge of starting something: Policy work  Chances are you don't need to start from scratch. Research data management is integrated in the res...

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A walk through the Hellenic Data Service “HELIX”

Putting into context: During the 2019 Open Access Week, the OpenAIRE Greek NOADs in collaboration with the RDA Greek Node organised a webinar on the Hellenic Data Service "HELIX". HELIX is a joint effort of Athena Research Center and GRNET aiming at supporting cross-disciplinary data-intensive research and promoting Data Science and Open Access policies. The webinar focused on informing Greek researchers and librarians about the national data repository (HELIX Data) and available tools for data ...

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OpenAIRE DEVELOP Service: APIs to access the OpenAIRE Research Graph #OAWeek

OpenAIRE DEVELOP Service: APIs to access the OpenAIRE Research Graph #OAWeek

OpenAIRE Graph Access API - A gateway to open research The OpenAIRE Graph Access API enables developers to realize services for scholarly communication and research analytics. By using the API, you can access the OpenAIRE Graph, a scholarly communication resource, i.e. a digital space where you can find information about objects of the scholarly communication life-cycle (publications, research data, research software, projects, organizations, etc.) and semantic links among them.The service gives...

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New OpenAIRE services for repository managers

New OpenAIRE services for repository managers, national workshop held in León (Spain)

On 25th September 2019 the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), Spanish NOAD for OpenAIRE, organized a workshop previous to the XVIII Rebiun Workshop and the VIII Jornadas OS Repositorios, about "New OpenAIRE services for repository managers". The main purpose of the workshop was to present new OpenAIRE services, in particular the Guidelines for Literature Repository Managers version 4.0 and the new Dashboards for Content Providers.The workshop targeted mainly li...

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ARGOS: the newest OpenAIRE service to Create, Link and Share DMPs #OAWeek

Plan and follow your dataIdentify actions to ensure quality and durability for your dataTurn your data into FAIR data by designLink to trusted sourcesConfigure to your community's needsUsability ARGOS can be used for:viewing/consulting publicly released DMPs and Dataset Descriptions or Projects corresponding to DMPs,writing and publishing a DMP,practicing for writing DMPs and Dataset Descriptions. ARGOS is inclusive to all researchers and research coordinators who may use the tool to create...

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OpenAIRE Provide: a one-stop-shop for content providers #OAWeek

The OpenAIRE Content Provider Dashboard is a one-stop-shop web service where data providers (repository, data archive, journal, aggregator, CRIS system) interact with OpenAIRE. It provides the front-end access to many of OpenAIRE's backend services:Register - validate data source against OpenAIRE guidelines (via the OpenAIRE Validator); register in OpenAIRE; provide links to content for text and data mining; view history of validations, status of harvesting;Enrich - subscribe and view/recei...

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OpenAIRE EXPLORE: discover and share research #OAWeek

The Explore Service (https://explore.openaire.eu) corresponds to the OpenAIRE Discovery Portal that provides access to Open Access research content. It is based on OpenAIRE's open scholarly communication graph that includes all research and scholarly activities, ranging all phases of the research life cycle. OpenAIRE Discovery Portal provides end user functionalities which allow to: find the most fitting repository to deposit their publication or data, authoritatively enrich the underlying conte...

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OpenAIRE MONITOR Service: Simplify research tracking & monitoring #OAWeek

Be part of it! Make your research outputs count! MONITOR → Simplify research tracking & monitoringThe Funder Dashboard is built on the OpenAIRE Graph and provides a monitoring and reporting mechanism (including vizualization) that allows funders and policy makers to monitor all their funded research outcomes, once it provides access to reliable and advanced research analytics in real-time.Additional functionalities will include private pages that allow configuration and deployment of on-dema...

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New data sources registered in OpenAIRE: the most recent entries

OpenAIRE continues the aggregation of a new data sources, being registered over 100 new entries during the last 6 months. ​The most recent entries coming from a diverse range of geographies (Brazil, Croatia, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Turkey) and typologies (Institutional Repositories, Data Repositories, Journal Aggregators/Publishers and Journals).The following slideshow presents some of the most recent entries. Find here all the registered Content Prov...

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Electronic Lab Notebooks - should you go “e”?

Authors: Paula Maria Martinez Lavanchy (ORCID), Technical University of Denmark and Asger Væring Larsen (ORCID), University Library of Southern DenmarkA lab notebook is one of the most elementary records of research – at least in some disciplines. In a lab notebook, the researcher records all kinds of project related information – from hypothesis to results of experiments. The way a paper lab notebook is structured differs from discipline to discipline and from lab to lab. But, it often serves a...

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OpenAIRE Position Paper on Open Research Europe

  IntroductionThe European Commission recently announced plans to create "Open Research Europe" (ORE), an online platform allowing rapid, Open Access (OA) publication of Horizon 2020 related peer reviewed articles and preprints. The platform aims to be a fast, cost-effective high-quality service, with mechanisms for open review and alternative metrics. It will be a free, complimentary (i.e., non-compulsory) service for H2020 beneficiaries. In developing such a service, the EC will join a gr...

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2020 - the year of Open Science in Greece?

Self-organizing research communities for open science: Locating Open Science (OS) at the core of European Union strategies and flagships led an increasing number of public stakeholders with an active role in the academic and research fora to embrace this new paradigm, though in a decentralised way. Developments of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) contribute both to accelerating this shift and to introducing a coherent approach to communicating, internally among national stakeholders, and e...

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OpenAIRE at the CESSDA Training Workshop in Athens

 Scope of the workshop: A training workshop was organised by the research community of CESSDA on May 13th. The workshop was hosted by So.Da.Net, the Greek Research Infrastructure for Social Sciences, and followed a train-the-trainer approach to inform SSH experts and managers in data archives about the Data Management Expert Guide (DMEG).The DMEG: To better support researchers in managing data derived from research in the Social Sciences and Humanities, CESSDA ERIC service providers prepare...

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Institutional RDM Support at the University of Helsinki

This blog post is first in a series of blogs describing RDM support activities in participating institutions. The series is produced by the Taskforce OpenAIRE: Institutional RDM support.Support Services​Preparations for building a solid Research Data Management (RDM) support started more than ten years ago at the University of Helsinki. In an early project at the life sciences campus researchers and library staff presented and discussed data related workflows and possible solutions for data mana...

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Open Science Conference, Ljubljana, 22 May 2019

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana and OpenAIRE-Advance National Open Access Desk organized a conference on open science within the 10th Liber.ac Academic Book Fair.Open science aspects were presented by distinguished international experts, Slovenian high-level officials and experts chaired the presentations and discussion:Open science in the European Research Area – speaker Dr Dr René von Schomberg, Head of the Open Science Unit, Directorate-General for Research and Innovat...

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Realizing the implementation of the OpenAIRE-CRIS-CERIF Guidelines in DSpace-CRIS

Supported by OpenAIRE, 4Science will implement the most recent version of the OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers in the open source software DSpace-CRIS which extends the DSpace repository platform by research data and information management. ​Today we can already count more than 100 installations of DSpace-CRIS running in research institutions throughout Europe which emphasizes the potential when making their rich research information interlinked and findable in OpenAIRE.​ The main objective...

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Open Journal Systems (OJS) sets new standards to achieve OpenAIRE compliance with JATS

Guest post by Antti-Jussi Nygård (Federation of Finnish Learned Societies), Dr. Katja Mruck (Center for Digital Systems at Freie Universität Berlin) ​Open Journal Systems (OJS, https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/) is an open source journal management and publishing system, developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP, https://pkp.sfu.ca/). Around 10,000 journals worldwide and over a thousand journals published in Europe use Open Journal Systems. The latest major version OJS 3 was released in 2016, and sin...

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Providing Finnish national Publication Data to OpenAIRE – Case VIRTA

This text was written by Joonas Nikkanen (CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland) and Jochen Schirrwagen (Bielefeld University Library, Germany)Efficient dissemination and visibility of research results across scientific communication infrastructure boundaries is closely linked to the definition of standards for the description of scientific information and communication protocols. Metadata should be as complete and consistent as possible, as its quality is also part of the services that build upo...

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