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Türkiye Makes Strides in Open Science Thanks to OpenAIRE

Gultekin Gurdal, the Library Director at Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) and an executive board member of OpenAIRE AMKE, attended the Polish Open Science Conference that took place 10–12 April 2024. This key event, focused on all aspects of Open Science, provided a platform for researchers, librarians, data managers, and scientific infrastructure developers to discuss critical issues such as Open Access publishing, research data management, and the European Open Scienc...

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What GraspOS project contributes to research assessment reforms

Welcome back: For the filth year, the representatives of OpenAIRE in Greece and Cyprus continue their successful series of webinars! In March, they welcomed Thanasis Vergoulis, lead technical manager of GraspOS project, to inform their local communities about the goals, the activities, and the expected results of the European project working on the area of research assessment. The webinar was attended by 56 participants.  Supporting research reforms Thanasis began his presentation by explai...

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OpenAIRE MONITOR Updates

OpenAIRE MONITOR's Developments in 2023: A Detailed Overview In 2023, OpenAIRE MONITOR has experienced significant developments and broadening of its scope and functionalities. This year has been marked by a notable growth in collaborations and improvements in the platform's features. Network Expansion This year, OpenAIRE MONITOR welcomed 8 Research Initiatives, 3 funders, and 19 institutions, each integrated with a customised dashboard. This growth enriches the OpenAIRE MONITOR community, refle...

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Year in Review: PathOS

About PathOS: Launched in September 2022, PathOS is a three-year Horizon Europe project that brings together 10 partners to decode and measure the multifaceted impacts of Open Science (OS). With a focus on elucidating the causal dynamics within OS, the project caters to an audience spanning policymakers, researchers, and the wider scientific community. At its core, PathOS is about forging innovative methodologies and tools, and deepening understanding to shape impactful Open Science policies. De...

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Global Summit on Diamond Open Access: Advancing Equitable Scholarly Communication

From 23 to 27 October 2023, the Global Summit on Diamond Open Access was held in Toluca, Mexico, as part of International Open Access Week 2023, uniting under the theme "Community over Commercialization." The event brought together 260 participants in prensence and 422 online from 75 countries and 457 institutions, who engaged in discussions covering topics such as research infrastructure, policy, governance, sustainability, and the reform of research assessment. Under the motto "Scien...

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eNauka Portal – Making FAIR a Reality

CRIS systems usually play a vital role in scientific communities. The question is if they could be used for boosting and measuring the implementation of Open Access and Data policies at research-performing organizations. In the last 6 years there has been huge progress in the implementation of the repository network within Serbia. Starting from the national PhD thesis portal (2015), today the country now hosts about 86 Research Performing Organizations (RPO) with their own repositories. The majo...

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Open Research Europe enabling innovation in open access publishing

Tuning in: The Open Science webinar organised by the representatives of OpenAIRE in Greece and Cyprus in June, engaged with 205 participants to inform them about the Open Research Europe (ORE) platform. The presentation was given by Dr Victoria Tsoukala, Policy Officer-Seconded National Expert- Open Access-Science Cloud - European Commission, DG RESEARCH who presented the latest developments and future plans of ORE. Dr Tsoukala started by introducing the platform and explaining the process of su...

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Open research data in Poland on the rise

The importance of research data management and sharing has been highlighted in the past few years among research communities in Poland. One of the main factors was the development and introduction of the National Science Centre's open science policy.   The National Science Centre has implemented open-access solutions with respect to research data and publications. In 2019, the agency included a Data Management Plan (DMP) in its application forms. In 2020, it adopted Open...

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Slovenia: Government adopted the Action Plan for Open Science

On 31 May 2023, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Action Plan for Open Science which is the basic implementation document to support complying with provisions on Open Science. These are determined in the Resolution on the Slovenian Scientific Research and Innovation Strategy 2030 and elaborated in more detail in the Scientific Research and Innovation Activities Act and the recently adopted governmental Decree on the Implementation of Scientific Research Work in Accordance wi...

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Slovenia: Governmental Decree on the Implementation of Scientific Research Work in Accordance with the Principles of Open Science

Last year Slovenia set up its directions in the field of scientific research. This includes the new Scientific Research and Innovation Activities Act (came into force at the beginning of 2022) and the Resolution on the Slovenian Scientific Research and Innovation Strategy 2030 (came into force at the end of March 2022). As we have already announced in the strategy and research act blogs (Open Science in the recently adopted Resolution on the Slovenian Scientific Research and Innovation Strategy ...

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Greek and Cypriot NOADs’ webinar on what’s new with Open Science in their countries

Overview: The representatives of OpenAIRE in Greece and Cyprus successfully completed the second webinar of the 2023 series reaching 175 attendees who engaged in fruitful discussions. They informed their research communities about the latest activities of their local Open Science initiatives and updated on the progress to adopting a national policy. The webinar highlighted the long lasting role of OpenAIRE infrastructure, services and network of experts (National Open Access Desks - NOADs) in sh...

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EOSC National Tripartite Event in Croatia

As part of the annual SRCE DEI 2023 conference, which is also the final conference of the Croatian Scientific and Educational Cloud (HR-ZOO) national strategic project, the national tripartite meeting of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) was held. The meeting was organised with the aim of establishing national coordination of the implementation of EOSC policy and defining national priorities and needs in this area. The goal of tripartite events is to bring together key stakeholders from all...

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The University of Split has adopted an Open Science Policy

On March 30th, 2023, the Senate of the University of Split held a meeting in which they approved the student enrollment plan for the academic year 2023/2024, as well as the proposal for a new program for the University specialist study in General Surgery at the School of Medicine in Split. The Senate also adopted the Action Plan for the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers for the period 2023-2025 and the Open Science Policy of the University of Split. Based on the Croatian Declaration on Op...

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OpenAIRE in Greece and Cyprus webinar on the European Reform on Research Assessment

The tradition: Athena Research Center (Athena RC) and the University of Cyprus Library (UCY Library), representing OpenAIRE in Greece and Cyprus, respectively, launched their new series of Open Science webinars highlighting their digital collaboration that has become a tradition in the last five years. About: The first webinar of the 2023 series welcomed Dr Konstantinos Glinos, former Head of Department for Open Science, General Directorate for Research and Innovation, European Commission, to in...

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The first EOSC Tripartite Event was held in Hungary

The purpose of the NRDI Office Tripartite event about Open Science in Hungary was to initiate a discussion about the status of OS in Hungary, involving policy makers, researchers, and support staff. The event was hosted by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary on the 23rd of March. Around 30 people attended in person, and more than 40 followed the discussion online. Presentations were delivered in the morning, and two-panel discussions were held in the afternoon. Th...

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A practical guide to implementing RRS for researchers

Tangible steps for simple execution In July 2022, with an update in January 2023, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research launched a guide on Rights Retention Strategy (RRS). The guide called "Implementing the rights retention strategy for scientific publications" is a tool designed for researchers and paves the way for immediate open access to articles at no additional cost, whatever the distribution model of the journal they are published in. The Content is divided into five ...

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Charting the Path to Open Science: Romania's Strategic Framework

Open science involves a cultural shift, a rethinking of the entire research process to enhance cooperation and knowledge exchange as early and openly as possible in the research stages. In order to set the scene for creating the national conditions for the transition to open science in Romania, a complex process of collaboration with international initiatives and experts in the field, as well as national consultations with the academic, research, development, and innovation community started in ...

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EOSC in Greece: policymakers converge in dialogue and the Greek EOSC community meets

In brief: Greek research stakeholders working in the EOSC realm have met twice during the past three months in events that were co-organized by ATHENA RC and supported by the Greek NOAD. The aim was to strengthen communication of the Greek EOSC community as well as offer the space for the EOSC Association (EOSC-A), the European Commission (EC) and Greek political leadership to engage in meaningful discussions setting the ground and actions for Open Science and EOSC in Greece in the coming years....

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Discussions on Open Science in Hungary

In 2021, important discussions began on Open Science among various stakeholders from research, university leadership and policy-making areas in Hungary. From May 28th, 2021, the University of Debrecen University and National Library (UDUNL) and Governmental Agency for IT Development (KIFÜ) host online events regularly to keep up the conversation on national Open Science practices, the benefits of FAIR research data management and the importance of collaborative science in the Hungarian research ...

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About the Position Paper on Open Science in Hungary

On October 18th 2021 an official position paper was released in Hungary on Open Science. The purpose of the document is to articulate the directions scientific communication is headed in the country considering the ongoing paradigm shift in science. The statement is the outcome of many consultations of several Hungarian institutions. First, the position paper defines what is considered Open Science, then it enumerates the key pillars of the Open Science ecosystem. open access to research outputs...

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