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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New working group aims to put Scholix guidelines for data-literature integration into practice

A new working group has been formed to take data-literature linking to a new global scale - and there are great opportunities for OpenAIRE repositories.  This scholarly exchange ink xworking group, which builds on the achievements of the  RDA-WDS Data Publishing WG,  includes participants from infrastructure providers like CrossRef, DataCite and OpenAIRE; from publishers such as Elsevier and Springer Nature; and from data centres including Pangaea and the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. ...
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First Digital Infrastructures for Research event held in Krakow (OpenAIRE @ DI4R2016)

From 28-30 October 2016, Europe's leading e-infrastructures joined forces for the first time to invite all researchers, developers, data practitioners and service providers to the Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) event to find new ways to support and facilitate science and research across Europe. DI4R2016 was jointly organised by EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and RDA Europe, and hosted by ACC Cyfronet AGH, Kraków's academic computing centre. The event was designed with research communit...
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OpenAIRE welcomes the European Open Science Cloud HLEG Report

The European Commission has published the first report of the High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (HLEG EOSC) . The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a new flagship European Commission initiative that aims to accelerate and support the current transition to more effective Open Science and Open Innovation in the Digital Single Market. It should enable trusted access to services, systems and the re-use of shared scientific data across disciplinary, social and geographica...
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2016 Chinese Institutional Repository Conference and launch of the new repository group in China, CHAIR

The 4th annual Chinese Institutional Repository Conference took place in Chongqing, China on September 21-22, 2016, with the theme of “Rich functions and extended roles for institutional repositories”. The conference was jointly organized by National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and CIRG (Chinese institutional repository implementation group), and Chongqing University Library. It attracted over 330 registered participants, reflecting the growing interest in repositories in ...
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COAR counters reports of repositories' demise

Guest post by Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, COAR “The reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated” (to paraphrase Mark Twain) Last week COAR published a response to an article written by Richard Poynder on September 22, 2016. Although some of Richard Poynder’s comments definitely reflect the current reality, he made a number of other somewhat questionable assertions, in particular that institutional repositories (IRs) have failed. Poynder's comments reflect a creeping narrative en...
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The number of OpenAIRE data providers is constantly growing - check out some of the newest in 2016

The OpenAIRE information space continues its regular and considerable growth. The OpenAIRE portal now includes almost 18 million records, over 16 million Open Access publications and 23629 datasets from 760 compatible data providers ( www.openaire.eu/search/find ) . Take a look at some data providers that have recently contributed to increase the number of Open Access documents (new data providers in 2016): INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY Digitalna knjižnica Slovenije (83064 Open Access publications, 1...
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SCHOLIX: A Global Framework for Linking Publications and Datasets

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the International Council for Science World Data System (ICSU-WDS) today announced a new global framework for linking publications and datasets. The  Scholix framework  (Scholarly Link Exchange) represents a set of aspirational principles and practical guidelines to support a global information ecosystem around links between scholarly literature and research data. The framework aims for a seamless exchange of information about literature and related data, the...
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DI4R 2016: The meeting place for e-Infrastructures and their users

Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R), 28-30 September 2016, Krakow OpenAIRE is joining forces with Europe's other leading e-infrastructures to invite all researchers, developers, data practitioners and service providers to the DI4R event to brainstorm and find practical solutions together to support and facilitate science and research across Europe. Why hold a joint e-Infrastructure user event? As Europe’s e-Infrastructure for Open Access and Open Science, it’s vital that OpenAIRE reaches...
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LA Referencia: Implementing the OpenAIRE guidelines in Latin America

Alberto Cabezas Bullemore , Executive Secretary, LA Referencia  & RedCLARA . Email:  OpenAIRE’s mission is to foster the social and technological links that enable Open Science in Europe and beyond . Recognizing that research is increasingly global and that OpenAIRE’s solutions must work within the wider world ecosystem, one of the main goals in this phase of OpenAIRE is to increase interoperability by promoting technological alignment between regions and facilit...
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