Swiss Research Data Day 2018

The Swiss Research Data Day on 12 June 2018 at ETH Zurich was organised by the Swiss research data management project DLCM and supported by the OpenAIRE2020 NOAD in Switzerland. There has been a data deluge in the research sector in recent years, accompanied by an increasing tendency to allow the scientific community access to original research data and the procedures used in order to enable study results to be fully reproduced. The management of research data is far from a straightforward issue...
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Advancing research together: EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE

The EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE-Advance projects offer a wide portfolio of research and collaboration tools, available to scientists across the world. These include services for data storage and management, cloud and HTC compute resources and tools to facilitate and support the transition to Open Science publishing workflows, in respect of reproducibility and transparent evaluation of science. Over the next three years, the two projects will be working closely to integrate their services to provide co...
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"How to Get the Maximum from Research Data – Prerequisites and Outcomes" - Tartu, Estonia

On the 28-29th of May 2018, OpenAIRE organized a seminar titled: "How to Get the Maximum from Research Data – Prerequisites and Outcomes".  Approximately 60 participants attended the 2-days seminar that took place in the newly renovated University of Tartu Library. The welcome speeches were given by Martin Hallik , the Director of the Library, and by Kairi Kreegipuu , the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Both emphasized the increasing importance of the data as well as the challenges ...
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eInfraCentral – Helping users discover and access Europe’s e-infrastructure services

eInfraCentral brings researchers the catalogue of various European e-services. The beta version of the eInfraCentral gateway is available for browsing without registration: http://beta.einfracentral.eu eInfraCentral was set up in 2017 to ensure that by 2020 a broader and more varied set of users (including industry) discovers and accesses the existing and developing e-infrastructure capacity. This is done via the creation of a common service catalogue in collaboration with Europe’s leading e-inf...
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OpenAIRE keep growing - check out some of the most recent content providers!

The OpenAIRE information space continues its impressive record of growth.  This significant and consistent growth represents currently over 24 million publications and 688,870 datasets . OpenAIRE has  1,111 content providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines, pointing to resources in over 11400 Repositories or OA Journals. In 2018 OpenAIRE continues receiving the registration of new content providers from a variety of typologies: Institutional Repositories, Institutional Repository Aggrega...
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OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers updated

This is to announce the draft publication of the updated OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers . As of January 31st, 2018, the updated version has been completed for the CRIS Guidelines that were originally released in July 2015 . The current release is published under an RFC status.   OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers, version 1.1 Jan Dvořák, Andrea Bollini, Laurent Remy (editors) The Guidelines specify the interoperability layer between Current Research Information Systems (CRIS’s) an...
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DI4R 2017 - Cloudy days in Brussels

From 30 th November to 01 st December 2017 the Digital Infrastructures for Research conference took place in Brussels, directly after the first EOSC Stakeholder Forum . Four days characterised by the discussion of the upcoming challenges and changes, which go along with the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud. The first day of the DI4R was opened by Katrin Amunts, one of the four keynote speakers, who delivered insight into the Big Data Challenge of the Human Brain Project. A lectu...
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A new Metadata Application Profile for Literature Repositories is approaching

The OpenAIRE and formerly DRIVER-Guidelines for Content Providers have been providing orientation for repository managers to align local and regional metadata management policies for the purpose of a pan-European Open Access network realized by the OpenAIRE infrastructure. The guiding principle has been always to reuse widely established standards, such as Dublin Core, in combination with a set of controlled vocabularies, such as info:eu-repo. The scholarly record is evolving which affects how a...
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Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Supporting Open Access journal editors and publishers in Serbia and participating in the Western Balkan Working Group on Open Science SCIndeks is the central hub of the integrated system of quality-controlled scientific publishing in Serbia. The SCIndeks team developed guides and templates to help editorial boards of Serbian Open Access journals to comply with the "new" DOAJ inclusion criteria on publication policy and licensing. New functionalities in editor services were implemented and SCInde...
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The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information and Data

The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information for 2017-2020 was approved by the Government on June 14, 2017. Decree of the Government (in Czech only, no. 444) is available here . The strategy includes open access to publications and data (Data Management Plans) requirements for publicly funded research projects. Interoperable and OpenAIRE compatible open access e-Infrastructure will be built. And awareness raising and educational activities will be conducted. Acco...
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OpenAIRE's input statement at EOSC Summit, Brussels, 12 June 2017

Yesterday, 12th June 2017, the high-level European Open Science Cloud Summit took place in Brussels, Belgium. The Summit was designed to be  Europe’s moment of commitment to the EOSC and to generate a number of concrete EOSC Statements for implementation. By reviewing key areas of EOSC implementation and endorsing the EOSC statements,  participants would commit to making the EOSC a reality by 2020 . As  a clear marker of willingness to build the EOSC as an inclusive and sustainable open commons ...
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Zenodo now supports DOI versioning!

We are pleased to announce the launch of DOI versioning support in Zenodo - the open research repository from OpenAIRE and CERN. This new feature enables users to update the record’s files after they have been made public and researchers to easily cite either specific versions of a record or to cite, via a top-level DOI, all the versions of a record. DOI versioning support was one of our most requested features for Zenodo, and it has been co-developed by OpenAIRE’s Zenodo team and EUDAT’s B2SHAR...
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The OpenAIRE-Connect Project

Post by Paolo Manghi and Franco Zoppi ,  Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) On Enabling Open Science “as-a-Service” Open Science is an emerging vision, a way of thinking, whose challenges always gaze beyond its actual achievements. Today, the effective implementation of Open Science calls for a scientific communication ecosystem capable of enabling Open Science publishing principles. The ecosystem should allow research communities t...
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OpenAIRE as the basis for a European Open Access Platform

An exciting recent article on the LSE Impact Blog proposes a European Open Access Platform for research. This idea is very much in line with OpenAIRE’s mission of building a public research publication infrastructure and as such we welcome the authors’ vision. A public platform for the dissemination of research will become essential infrastructure to finally fully integrate research publishing and dissemination into the research lifecycle, rather than seeing it as an added-extra to be outsourced...
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I4OC: the new initiative for openly accessible citations

Six organisations recently announced the establishment of the Initiative for Open Citations ( I4OC ): OpenCitations, the Wikimedia Foundation, PLOS, eLife, DataCite, and the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. OpenAIRE is proud to be amongst the  initial group of 33 organisations , including The Internet Archive and Mozilla, to formally put their name behind I4OC as stakeholders in support of openly accessible citations. OpenAIRE supports and creates the social and technical ...
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Croatian Projects Database

Usage of the unique object identifiers is crucial for accomplishing interoperability between different web services and platforms. OpenAIRE has made great progress in linking EC funded projects with publications and research data on the EU level by indexing harvested data and making that information available through the API. In Croatia, we use this API to get the updated project information and besides the EC funded projects, we are also linking research projects by Croatian funding bodies, e.g...
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Croatian national repository system DABAR & OpenAIRE

For a small academic and research community like Croatia it is important to build national collaborative infrastructure at different levels and for different purposes. Institutional repositories are for last twenty years an important strategy for attaining open access, and provide a key infrastructure for the long-term preservation of digital materials. Apart from HRČAK repository of OA journals (with 415 OA journals) and Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI with more than 30.000 deposited fu...
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European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Pilot project launched!

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Pilot project kicked off last 17-18 January in Amsterdam. The EOSCpilot brings together about 50 partners, third-parties and subcontractors to support the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). It will establish the governance framework for the EOSC and contribute to the development of European open science policy and best practice. Moreover, it will develop a number of working scientific demonstrators that show interoperability and its bene...
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2016 has been productive for OpenAIRE – check out some of the newest Data Providers (September-December 2016)

2016 has been productive for OpenAIRE! The OpenAIRE information space continues its consistent and significant growth; now includes 17,755,385 publications, 31,752 datasets from 5,843 data sources (repositories, data archives, OA journals, publication and data aggregators…) . Specifically, the open access content linked to project funding information has massively increased, as well the number of OpenAIRE compatible repositories. Take a look at some data providers that have recently contributed ...
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Fair data management: best practices and open issues - 14-15 November, Florence, Italy

A two day workshop was held in Florence on November 14th -15th on  sharing, reuse, and reproducibility, curation of  research data. OpenAIRE-Italy (CNR-ISTI and NOAD) was strongly engaged in organizing the event, promoted and sponsored by RDA Europe in collaboration with the universities of Turin, Milan, Bologna, Parma and with the patronage of AISA - the Italian Association for the promotion of Open Science. In light of the FAIR principles and their recent adoption in the EC Guidelines for Data...
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