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Knowledge Transfer and Lively Discussions: Azerbaijan NOADs and Technical University Representatives Visit Finland for DIRNA Project

Khayala Hajiyeva, Director of the Library Information Center at Azerbaijan Technical University, and Iltifat Ibrahimov, Senior Consultant on Digitization and Library Systems, recently traveled to Finland to attend training sessions for the "Developing Research Capacity through Institutional Repository Network in Azerbaijan" (DIRNA) project.  Funded by the Erasmus+ KA2 program, the DIRNA project aims to sustainably enhance the practices of research output management in the Azerbaijani higher...

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A Collegial Approach to Research Integrity: Ireland’s NRIF

Ireland's National Research Integrity Forum (NRIF) was founded in 2015 with the aim to promote research integrity (RI) and excellence in research through a collegial approach. The NRIF has many national initiatives from implementing a National RI online training program across all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and revising the national policy statement to publishing a framework for ensuring RI in collaborations. It has hosted national events in "Advancing a shared direction on research as...

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Interview: Seán Harnett

Step into the world of OpenAIRE with Seán Harnett. Learn more about his journey, vision, thoughts and achievements in the Open Science community and beyond. Enjoy! Can you please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background and expertise?  My name is Seán Harnett. I live with my family in a small village in an Irish-speaking community in Connemara, to the west of Galway City. I started out my career in information architecture and instructional design before moving into d...

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Izmir Institute of Technology provided Open Science and Institutional Repositories Training to Azerbaijan Higher Education Institutions within the scope of the DIRNA Project

Within the scope of the DIRNA Project, Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) hosted a study tour on November 15-17, 2023 with the participation of 16 people from 8 Azerbaijan HEIs. The study tour aimed to share information about Open Science and Institutional Repository practices at Izmir Institute of Technology and to support AZHEIs, in developing their own applications.   About DIRNA Project: The Establishment of Institutional Repository Network in Azerbaijan (DIRNA) Proje...

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OSFAIR2023 AI for and with Open Science Panel

AI with and for Open Science

Background: Researchers can leverage AI algorithms to analyze vast amounts of data quickly and efficiently. Moreover, AI tools are being used to generate content, write code, resolve accessibility issues, reconfigure writing processes and detect plagiarism. All this is reshaping researcher practice and culture in how they communicate, how they share, how they view infrastructure. What's at stake: Open Science and Open Scholarly Communication cannot and should not progress unless i...

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Open Science in Horizon Europe Webinar Recap

The Event: On 16 November 2023, we hosted our recurring webinar focused on the Horizon Europe Open Science requirements, which we organise three times a year. The webinar was a success, with 379 attendees out of 659 registrations. The vast majority (81%) of attendees attended the whole duration of the presentation (60 minutes), and many (59%) also stayed for the entire Q&A (90 minutes). We received a total of 54 questions from researchers (25% of attendees) and research-support sta...

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Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI) Version 1.1: Reflections from Adopters

The article, entitled "Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI) Version 1.1: Reflections from Adopters" authored by Ginny Hendricks was published recently on Upstream, the open science blogging platform. The article analyses key insights and provides critical answers around the use of (POSI) Version 1.1 by adopters.  In recent years, advocates of POSI principles have consistently convened to discuss challenges encountered and positive changes implemented in their operati...

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Reflections on: SciLake Plenary Meeting

This November, the SciLake team held a plenary meeting in Barcelona to discuss the progress and future plans of the project. About SciLake: SciLake is a project funded by the European Union's Horizon Europe program. Its goal is to change how scientific knowledge is accessed and used. The project focuses on combining domain knowledge with open Scientific Knowledge Graphs (SKGs) and creating useful added-value services for specific research areas. By doing this, SciLake aims to overcome the challe...

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PUBMET 2023 - The 10th Conference on Scholarly Communication in the Context of Open Science

The Event: This September, the jubilee Tenth Conference on Scholarly Communication in the Context of Open Science, held in Zadar, covered themes such as research assessment, open peer review, open science infrastructure, sustainability, training and education, and artificial intelligence. "Changing research landscape and the strategic use of policies and emerging tools to create comprehensive systems that enhance practicality at all research stages, from planning and tracking to assessment."&nbs...

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Supporting Open Science in The Netherlands

The Netherlands is considered a front-runner in Open Science and has indeed been very progressive in promoting and facilitating Open Science. The OpenAIRE network provides opportunities to learn from each other and coordinates efforts in making the transition to Open Science happen. Loek Brinkman The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Loek Brinkman, Research Data Specialist at DANS-KNAW and OpenAIRE NOAD for The Netherlands. Read his reflections on Open Science.&nb...

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Supporting Open Science in Hungary

OpenAIRE is a supportive community for Open Science professionals As a recent development, the University of Debrecen signed CoARA, which is an example of our university's commitment to the cultural change of scholarly communication.Judit Fazekas-Paragh The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Judit Éva Fazekas-Paragh, Head of the Education and Research Support Department at the University of Debrecen University and National Library and OpenAIRE NOAD f...

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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 OPUS project

Coordination and support measures to reform the assessment of research(ers)  The OPUS project aims to promote open science practices and enhance research assessment by providing a more comprehensive and inclusive approach to evaluating research impact.Open science is an essential component of responsible research assessment promoting transparency, reproducibility, collaboration, and innovation in scientific research in an era of transition to a „new culture" that the digital evolutions driv...

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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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The largest Polish scientific collection reaches half a million scientific articles

Over half a million articles are now available in the Library of Science, the largest open access scientific collection in Poland. An online event was organized to mark this achievement by the Open Science Platform based at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (University of Warsaw), responsible also for the OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk in Poland. The Library of Science is available at: https://bibliotekanauki.pl/ The Library of Science is a critical el...

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OpenAIRE NOADs in Greece and Cyprus join forces with their national associations of librarians and information scientists

OpenAIRE and libraries in Greece and Cyprus: For many years now, OpenAIRE NOADs in Greece (ATHENA RC and HEAL-Link) and Cyprus (University of Cyprus Library) have run joint webinars and workshops to raise awareness and train their national academic and research communities on Open Science practices. Most importantly, they have been supporting researchers in complying with Open Science requirements in the context of the EU Framework Programmes for Science, Technology and Innovation (FP7, Horizon2020, Horizon Europe).

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Celebrating RECOLECTA's 15th anniversary

 A post event summary  The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has celebrated in Madrid the 15th anniversary of RECOLECTA with a national event for the repositories' community. RECOLECTA is the national harvester of Open Access repositories that aggregates 167 repositories and includes more than 2,5M documents and 28.000 datasets. RECOLECTA provides the Spanish community of repositories with metadata certification services based on OpenAIRE's guidelines, metadata enri...

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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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