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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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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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 l...

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

International Open Access Week is a great opportunity to highlight the services that promote Open Science implementation. The OpenAIRE Develop service (https://develop.openaire.eu/) is a good example, enabling developers to realize services for scholarly communication and research analytics. Designed for a more technical and developmental area, here you can find all the new features to access the metadata information space of OpenAIRE!Within the OpenAIRE Research Graph API developers are now abl...

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

International Open Access Week is a great opportunity to highlight the services that promote Open Science implementation. One of the services that contributes to this is the most recent OpenAIRE service - ARGOS - an online tool to Create, Link, Share Data Management Plans (https://argos.openaire.eu). ARGOS is an online tool to automate the creation, management, sharing and linking of Data Management Plans - DMPs with the research artifacts they correspond to. It is the joint effort of OpenAIRE a...

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OpenAIRE MONITOR Service: Simplify research tracking & monitoring #OAWeek

Continuing giving some highlights on OpenAIRE Services, during International Open Access Week!OpenAIRE Monitor is a dedicated Service which allow science funders to have a better understanding over a range of strategic information, for their decision making, by providing tools for monitoring, tracking and data mining - all from a single workspace - MONITOR Dashboard - that can be customized according to funder needs!Although Monitor Service provides functionalities for funders, we are working on...

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

​International Open Access Week is a great opportunity to highlight the services that promote Open Science implementation. One of the OpenAIRE services that contributes to this is OpenAIRE Provide, a service for content providers for sharing, finding and enriching their content.The OpenAIRE Provide service - in production since October 2018 - aims to meet user needs and improve the service. Some of the most recent updates include:- A new dashboard sec...

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OpenAIRE EXPLORE: discover and share research #OAWeek

The International Open Access Week 2019 is a great opportunity to share the recent developments released for the OpenAIRE Explore Service. New types of research products with better visibility and easy access (e.g. check out the 112k research software records) and also new links generated between scientific results and projects can be discovered through an information space constantly growing. Recently OpenAIRE technical team have launched new features in the search functionalities, such as ...

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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). ​There are currently about 1400 Content Providers compatible with the OpenAIRE Guidelines, covering a dive...

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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 increa...

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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 prepar...

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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 man...

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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 up...

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New OpenAIRE Content Providers: check out the most recent entries

​OpenAIRE starts the year 2019 continuing to increase the number of aggregated Content Providers, from Europe and beyond (as example, Croatia, France,  Greece, Ireland, Hungary, Mexico, Serbia, Turkey and many others). Discover all Content Providers aggregated by OpenAIRE at Explore service. There are currently about 1300 Content Providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines, covering a diversity of geographies and content typologies (pu...

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The open science jungle and ways out of it – OpenAIRE event in Helsinki

What kind of jungle is made up of national and international policies, services and infrastructures of open science? Can this jungle be defined, and can you survive it? The OpenAIRE event, Making sense of Open Science jungle – optimizing your use of Open Science services, was looking for answers to the above questions in Paasitorni, Helsinki on 12 March 2019. The event was organised by the Helsinki University Library, which is the national open access desk (NOAD) for OpenAIRE in Finland and the ...

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Onboarding of the ESFRI research infrastructures to the EOSC

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) is exploring integration of ESFRI research infrastructures (ESFRI RIs) into the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). During the joint workshop in London on 30 January 2019, representatives of the EOSC, e-infrastructures, and ESFRI and ESFRI RIs discussed alignment of activities to expose quality tools, services and FAIR research data to 1.7 million European researchers. ESFRI RIs are acting according to the ESFRI Strategy report...

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