Joint Nordic Policy Workshop

Recently, a Nordic Policy workshop was held to discuss the state of play of open data policy, barriers and opportunities and the implementation of the EOSC at the Nordic level. The workshop was co-organized by EOSC Nordic and the Nordic OpenAIRE group, and took place at the Danish National Archive in Copenhagen on the 6th of February. Stakeholders invited were Research and academic institution representatives, research communities, e-Infrastructure service providers, policymakers, and funding ag...

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Third series of OpenAIRE webinars in greek launched with a “train the trainer” webinar

The new series: The National Open Access Desks for Greece and Cyprus are back with yet another series of informative and training webinars in the greek language! In 2020, webinars focus on Open Science advocacy, use of Research Data Management (RDM) services, understanding GDPR from the perspective of researchers, writing Data Management Plans and identifying areas to collaborate with each other. Hence, target groups for the webinars are librarians, repository managers, researchers and european ...

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'Monitoring OA publishing costs and revenues of publishing initiatives' - Workshop successfully

Colocated with the OpenAIRE General Assembly we organized the workshop "Monitoring OA publishing costs and revenues of publishing initiatives" on Dec-11-2019. Despite all the adverse circumstances of the general strike in Paris, the seminar room was well filled.​Objectives of the workshopThe monitoring of cost information on Open Access publishing is a crucial task in the course of the Open Access transition. The latter can only succeed if sustainable business models can be found acknowledging t...

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OpenAIRE people, services and webinars during the International Open Access Week 2019

In the week of October 21st-27th 2019, OpenAIRE has organized a series of activities to highlight its continuous engagement with Open Access and Open science. Over 700 viewers participated in our Webinar Series, where specialists talked about RDM, H2020 policies, the OpenAPC project, Inclusive Science and a primer for open access journals on how to become Plan S compliant. We much appreciate the special participation and contribution of S.Venkataraman, Thomas Margoni, Emilie Hermans, Christoph B...

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The spirit of openness in Belgrade during the Open Access Week: Conference The Application of Free Software and Open Hardware

The second conference The Application of Free Software and Open Hardware (Primena slobodnog softvera i otvorenog hardvera – PSSOH) was certainly the most vibrant event organized in Serbia on the occasion of the 2019 Open Access Week. The conference was held on 26 October 2019 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. The conference programme, divided into five sessions, featured invited presentations on a wide range of topics, including open-source culture and local free-...

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Open Access Week in Slovakia

During Open Access week in Slovakia we organized two events. On 22.10 we had webinar "Open science is here for you" on the basics of open science and how to get involved. Around 40 people attended from all over Slovakia. On 24.10.2019 we organized OpenAIRE workshop "Open Access: its opportunities and challenges" with 4 speakers. During the workshop participants could play a quiz about Open Science (topics were Open Access, CC Licenses, Open Data, Predatory Publishing and Plan S). ​Time ​​Oc...

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Services to Support FAIR Data: From Recommendations to Actions

Earlier this year, two workshops were held to formulate recommendations on how services and infrastructures can better support the implementation of the FAIR data principles1. The input and conclusions from both workshops were analysed to form the basis for a draft report 'Services to support FAIR data: Draft report and recommendations'. As a conclusion to the previous workshops, a third workshop was organized during the Open Science Fair in Porto, Portugal, in collaboration with OpenAIRE, FAIRs...

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Software and Open Science: knowing the best practices

Open Science webinars in Greek - v1: On Thursday 06 June, the Greek and Cypriot OpenAIRE NOADs ended their first round of collaborative webinars around Open Science with a presentation on good practices for developing software in the area of open research.In focus: Open Software has gained importance in the field of Science. The demand for open solutions is being increased as researchers realize the benefits of more contributions and collaborations to software development, especially in fast evo...

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OpenAIRE Workshop on Open Access publishing of research results addressed to young and senior researchers in Bucharest, Romania

On the 13th of June, 2019, UEFISCDI (Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding - https://uefiscdi.gov.ro), as OpenAIRE NOAD in Romania, has organized at the National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA - http://snspa.ro/), a workshop addressed to both young and more experienced researchers on the following subject: Open Access Publishing of Research Results. The event aimed to equip participants with knowledge and skills rega...

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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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Webinar together with the OpenAPC team on the transparency of publications fees

An overview and a quick dive into the transparency of publication fees (APCs).About 100 viewers attended the webinar on March 25, 2019. The event consisted of two presentations: First, Christoph Broschinski gave an introduction to the OpenAPC initiative ( https://intact-project.org/openapc/ ). Since June 2014, this initiative, supported by the DINI working group on electronic publishing and subject of the projects INTACT and continued now in KOA, collects and disseminates datasets on APC pa...

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OpenAIRE at the Climate Change Symposium in Greece: matching SDGs to Open Science principles

The occasion: OpenAIRE was present at the "Climate Change Symposium: Threats, Challenges, Solutions for Greece" held at the American College of Greece, DEREE on Wednesday 3rd April 2019. The Symposium was comprised of key environmental organisations and experts presentations and ended with a series of parallel game sessions as well as a mini-concert.The Climate Change Symposium was co-organised by Athena Research Center, the UN SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) and Climate KIC Gre...

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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 communiti...

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Open for review: report on OpenAIRE's experiments with Open Peer Review

As part of its mission to further Open Science and investigate how openness and transparency can improve scientific processes, OpenAIRE has been conducting a range of activities investigating the new models of peer review to literature and beyond that fall under the term "Open Peer Review" (OPR). OPR is an umbrella term for a variety of ways in which the traditional peer review process can be by modifed to make it more inclusive, transparent and/or accountable. Its main aspects are: open identit...

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Open-Access-Tage 2015

Open-Access-Tage 2015

Open-Access-Tage 2015 (Open Access Days 2015) took place 7-8 September in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference highlighted that Open Access (OA) and Open Science (OS) now reach a multitude of stakeholders, though each are impacted at different levels and in various forms. This diversity of knowledge and requirements increasingly requires information exchange and coordination. In Switzerland, there is a proliferation of central stakeholders: the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innova...

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Open Science in Poland 2014. A Diagnosis

Open Science in Poland 2014. A Diagnosis

Transition to Open Access in Poland has been happening for some time. Over 20 scientific institutions have repositories, some of them implemented OA policies, near 950 journals are available freely on the internet. But the transition results solely from bottom-up initiatives. The report “Open Science in Poland 2014. A Diagnosis” analyses the strengths and limitations of such a model.The aim of the report is to present a comprehensive overview of the current state of openness in Polish science. T...

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OpenAIRE webinar: Open Research Data Pilot in H2020 and Zenodo

OpenAIRE webinar: Open Research Data Pilot in H2020 and Zenodo

Open Research Data Pilot in H2020", by Martin Donnelly (Digital Curation Centre at the University of Edinburgh, and the EU FOSTER project) and Lars Holm Nielsen (CERN) - 9 June 2015. Over 80 people attended this event.OpenAIRE Public webinar on the "Open Research Data Pilot in H2020", supported by FOSTER project.Webinar led by: Martin Donnelly (Digital Curation Centre at the University of Edinburgh, and the EU FOSTER project),Lars Holm Nielsen (CERN)Date and time: 9 June 2015, 11:00 CESTTarget a...

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OpenAIRE at IDCC15

OpenAIRE was represented at the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC15), held in London from 9 to 12 February, by presenting a poster devoted to the Guidelines for Data Archives Managers.The poster focus on highlighting some relevant information from the OpenAIRE guidelines mainly based on three previous questions: 1) What are the OpenAIRE Guidelines, 2) Why specific guidelines for data repositories and how do they work, 3) What is extra to the DataCite format.Here are the topics list...

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