DOAJ strategy meeting at Vienna University Library - Interview with Lars Bjørnshauge

DOAJ strategy meeting at Vienna University Library - Interview with Lars Bjørnshauge

"DOAJ operates an education and outreach program across the globe, focussing on improving the quality of applications submitted."[1] DOAJ is an independent, free of charge, online directory that indexes Open Access and peer-reviewed journals - with the help of many volunteers who are evaluating the new applied journals. It is funded 40% from sponsors and 60% from members and publisher members. Strategy Meeting After stops in cities like Rome, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Barcelona the Dir...

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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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Successful OpenAIRE Workshop on Sustainable non-APC OA publishing models

This blog post is the report of the workshop on Sustainable non-APC OA publishing models (MS18 Workshop on collaborative publishing models).The 9th international OpenAIRE workshop on Sustainable non-APC open access (OA) publishing models took place on February 26-27, 2019 at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. It showcased a range of successful non-APC OA publishing models. A particular focus was on consortia models, assessing their relative strengths and weaknesses, conducting cross-disc...

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OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub @ EOSC Symposium 2019

During the week of November 25-28, 2019, the many stakeholders involved in Open Science in Europe convened at Danubius Hotel Helia in beautiful Budapest to participate in EOSC Symposium. Co-organised by EOSC Secretariat together with EOSC-hub, OpenAIRE, GÉANT, and PRACE in collaboration with the EOSC Governance Board, Executive Board and its Working Groups, the symposium promised three intense and stimulating days for all stakeholders to actively contribute to discussions around the variety of topics and issues surrounding the inception of EOSC.

With joint sessions on Skills Development, Training Infrastructure for EOSC, Key Exploitable results and OS Policies​ organized and/or co-chaired ​by our institutions' representatives, the cooperation of OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub became imminently visible and highlighted the integral part that the two projects are playing in the evolving ecosystem of the European Open Science Cloud. ​

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The Open Access Escape Room: a game as a way of reaching out?

This year our usual practices of celebrating the Open Access Week at Kaunas University of Technology in Kaunas, Lithuania, took a different turn: in addition to promoting the OpenAIRE webinars, the initiative of setting up an escape room was brought to life. Rasa Dovidonytė, Senior Information Manager at KTU Library, followed the instructions by Katrine Sundsbø, the Scholarly Communications and Research Support Manager at the University of Essex, on how to set up the Open Access Escape Room (htt...

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OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub: Collaboration is key

From September 16 to 18, 2019, more than 300 participants convened in the beautiful city of Porto (POR) for the second instalment of the OpenScienceFAIR. One of the major themes of this year's conference revolved around all things EOSC - focusing on the European Open Science Cloud and corresponding questions around its future shape and form, and two joint workshops were organized by OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub.The workshop "The Journey to EOSC - preparing at national level", held on Tuesday, September...

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The OpenAIRE Research Graph

​ Bringing scholarly communication back into the hands of scientists  Tracking and connecting all links between research results, institutions that produced and financed them, and where to find them for consultation or further use. We are collecting feedback! Find out more here.The backdrop: Open Science is gradually becoming the modus operandi in research practices, affecting the way researchers collaborate and publish, discover, and access scientific knowledge. Scientists are increas...

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OSFAIR 2019. It’s time to move

What happened? On 16 to 18 September 2019 at the 19th century Congress Centre Alfândega in Porto, the second Open Science FAIR brought together a diverse audience of more than 400 Open Science practitioners. OSFair2019 was organized as an emblematic initiative of OpenAIRE, co-organized by three other EU projects in the area of Open Science: FIT4RRI, EOSC Secretariat and FAIRsFAIR and was locally curated by the University of Minho.This years' theme: "Synergies for Sustainable, Open & Res...

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Electronic Lab Notebooks - should you go “e”?

Authors: Paula Maria Martinez Lavanchy (ORCID), Technical University of Denmark and Asger Væring Larsen (ORCID), University Library of Southern DenmarkA lab notebook is one of the most elementary records of research – at least in some disciplines. In a lab notebook, the researcher records all kinds of project related information – from hypothesis to results of experiments. The way a paper lab notebook is structured differs from discipline to discipline and from lab to lab. But, it often serves a...

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Why is this a good Data Management Plan?

Why is this a good Data Management Plan?

It’s not just colonel Hannibal Smith, who loves it when a plan comes together. Don’t we all? On a more serious note, this also holds for Data Management Plans or DMPs. In a DMP a researcher or research team describes what data goes into a project (reuse) and comes out of it (potential reuse), How the team takes care of the data, and Who is allowed to do What with the data When. Just like a project plan a DMP undergoes a reviewing process. Often, however, researchers share their draft version and...

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When is science credible?

When is science credible?

***post authored by Lisa Matthias***The overarching goal of science is to deepen our understanding about the world we live in, and then to use this understanding, for example, to address social or medical problems. However, in order to pursue those goals effectively and efficiently, the scientific findings we base our actions on have to be credible. But how can we assess the credibility of research? Is a going through peer review enough, or being published? What if the study made it into in...

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Challenges and opportunities for Open Science

Challenges and opportunities for Open Science

***post authored by Lisa Matthias***November was packed with events around Open Science and scholarly communication. From November 11-13th, Berlin was flooded with students and early career researchers from all over the world, all enthusiastic about spending these three days at OpenCon. During the conference, attendees learnt about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data through presentations, regional workshops, and hands-on experience to advance "Open" in their communities. Following OpenCo...

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The worst of both worlds: Hybrid Open Access

The worst of both worlds: Hybrid Open Access

*** Thank you to Mikael Laakso for the excellent feedback ******post authored by Lisa Matthias***A couple weeks ago, the European Commission (EC) announced that starting with their new funding programme, Horizon Europe, they will no longer reimburse publication fees for hybrid Open Access. Previously, the EC had excluded hybrid APCs when they first introduced Open Access funds during the FP7 (Post-Grant) Open Access Pilot, but later covered hybrid Open Access in the following funding progra...

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Open Social Sciences Summer with BITSS

Open Social Sciences Summer with BITSS

***post authored by Lisa Matthias***Ensuring a summer full of open science fun, the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) announced two exceptional opportunities: the Transparent and Open Social Science Research MOOC goes into the next round, and applications for the Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) are now open! For more information, see below.Transparent and Open Social Science Research MOOCWhen: July 9, 2018  ...

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Open Science in Indonesia

*Terima kasih to Afrilya, Surya Dalimunthe, Sami Kandha Dipura, and Dasapta Erwin Irawan from the Open Science Team Indonesia for their valuable input for this post.***post authored by Lisa Matthias***Last month, the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education  (IGDORE) hosted their first Open Science Meetup in Ubud, Indonesia. Despite being a small group of participants, many different nationalities, disciplines, and professions were represented. During the 5-day ev...

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Transitioning towards Open Access: New assignments for the National Library of Sweden

Transitioning towards Open Access: New assignments for the National Library of Sweden

As of 2018, the National Library of Sweden (NLS) has received two new assignments from the Swedish Government regarding open access to publicly funded scientific publications. These will serve to monitor and assess national developments towards Open Access.First, the NLS shall report the total cost of publication in Sweden, comprising subscription fees, publication charges (APCs), and additional administrative expenses.Secondly, the NLS will develop assessment criteria based on the FAI...

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OpenAIRE Position Paper on Open Research Europe

  IntroductionThe European Commission recently announced plans to create "Open Research Europe" (ORE), an online platform allowing rapid, Open Access (OA) publication of Horizon 2020 related peer reviewed articles and preprints. The platform aims to be a fast, cost-effective high-quality service, with mechanisms for open review and alternative metrics. It will be a free, complimentary (i.e., non-compulsory) service for H2020 beneficiaries. In developing such a service, the EC will join a gr...

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Good RDM resources are here… according to the OpenAIRE NOADs

Last year, the Research Data Management (RDM) taskforce of NOADs in OpenAIRE realised that the NOADs use a variety of handy resources concerning RDM in their daily work. For NOADS and other supporters of open science and making research data FAIR, there are many resources available but how to pick the ones that are most useful to you, in other words, how to find your needle in the haystack?Recently, the list of RDM resources recommended by NOADs was published. It is based on activities around fo...

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How to make your data Open and FAIR?

Ilona von Stein, project leader and policy officer at DANS, writes about the importance of Data Management Training.What would happen if your data is not trusted by your own research community?What if your research community generates 2 petabyte of raw data per day, and and needs to share it between institutions?What if reuse of your data takes place in computational workflows, but data archives do not provide formats and annotations to support this?And what if you cannot find you...

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The road to FAIR

The road to FAIR data

This blog post is authored by Elly Dijk and Marjan Grootveld (DANS),  Najla Rettberg (UGOE), Sara Pittonet (Trust-IT)IntroductionIn the old days, all roads led to Rome. Nowadays, they all seem to lead to FAIR data, at least in the world of research. Regardless of one's research domain, the observations, interviews, responses, measurements, statistics, software code, should be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). The aim is to make and keep data FAIR for humans and f...

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