New Open Access and Repositories law in Argentina

New Open Access and Repositories law in Argentina

Last November 16th, 2016, the Argentine government published a law entitled “Creación de Repositorios Digitales Institucionales de Acceso Abierto”.The law establishes that all institutions which are part of the National Science and Technology System that receive funding from the Argentine federal government must create an “institutional digital repository” that provides free and open access to all publications (including technical-scientific works, academic theses, journal articles, etc.) In add...

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OpenEdition and OpenAIRE - experiments in open peer review

OpenEdition and OpenAIRE - experiments in open peer review

 As part of OpenAIRE2020, OpenEdition, in association with the Couperin consortium and the environmental science journal VertigO, is carrying out experiments in the areas of open peer review and open commentary. Although the experiments are still ongoing, we are here able to share an update on progress, along with some preliminary findings.The journal chosen for the experiments, VertigO, is a popular environmental sciences journal that receives a large number of submissions. In addition to the h...

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Dutch Universities reach agreement with Elsevier

Dutch Universities reach agreement with Elsevier

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and scientific information provider Elsevier have reached an agreement in principle  that continues to provide academics at Dutch universities with access to all Elsevier journals and allows them to publish through gold OA in a selection of Elsevier journals at no additional cost to the corresponding author.  The Dutch universities aim to make 30% of their researchers’ publications Open Access (OA) by 2018. For the first time in history t...

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Open access publisher deals in The Netherlands

Open access publisher deals in The Netherlands

In 2015 The Dutch national website on open access has been completely refreshed with an updated look and more interactive content. Openaccess.nl provides information in both Dutch and English about key open access developments in the Netherlands, including connections with OpenAIRE.Recently a platform with publisher deals was created as part of the website. The dedicated page gives insight into the open access deals arranged between Dutch universities – acting as a consortium –and publishers of ...

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Published or Private: How to do both?    via OpenAIRE-Advance & EOSC-hub

Published or Private: How to do both? via OpenAIRE-Advance & EOSC-hub

 The research life-cycle made easy using OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub services: making data open yet anonymousBecky is an early career social scientist. She is excited to have been offered a competitive post in a well-established department to work on an international EC Horizon 2020 5-year research project with many partners. The project started a year before she arrived, and her institution leads the research on the language used to describe immigration in the national press. Data EverywhereBecky kno...

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Linked Open Data Services for OpenAIRE

Linked Open Data Services for OpenAIRE

Christoph Lange and  Sahar Vahdati, Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), University of Bonn We’re happy to announce that the OpenAIRE Linked Open Data (LOD) Services are now available as a beta version at http://beta.lod.openaire.eu/. OpenAIRE already makes its data freely available for re-use via APIs. In line with its commitment to openness, OpenAIRE has been busy mapping OpenAIRE’s data onto suitable standard vocabularies in order to make OpenAIRE’s data available as Linked Open Data.  This ...

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Results Held Hostage: Hardware Design Software Licenses Holding Back Open Science

Results Held Hostage: Hardware Design Software Licenses Holding Back Open Science

Prof. Francesco Mondada, Mobile robots architecture & design, Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques (LSRO), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),  [caption id="attachment_896" align="alignright" width="178"] CC BY-SA 3.0 - Alain HerzogIn this extended guest post, Prof. Francesco Mondada describes a dilemma facing many researchers who use proprietary CAD software in their work but want to make their research results open: although education institutions, inclu...

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How to measure research impact: an interview with Carlos Galan-Diaz

How to measure research impact: an interview with Carlos Galan-Diaz

On the occasion of the OpenAIRE workshop "What is the social, economic and academic impact of Open Access and how can it be measured?", we had the chance to meet Carlos Galan-Diaz, who gave a very nice speech on the impact of research on society.Carlos is Research Impact Officer at the University of Glasgow, and we were curious to know what exactly his job was about.Thanks Carlos for answering our questions, and enjoy the interview!Q. Can you tell us more about the initiative of the personal imp...

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I4OC: the new initiative for openly accessible citations

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 bridg...

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Research Data Management related-resources in OpenAIRE

*posted on behalf of Marjan Grootveld, DANS (@MarjanGrootveld)*During Open Access Week 2017, OpenAIRE and FOSTERplus tried out a new format for a webinar on Research Data Management called “Flip the Classroom”. Participants were asked to submit their questions in advance so that they could be addressed during the presentation - more than 20 questions were submitted and 60 people participated in the webinar.Marjan Grootveld from DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) introduced OpenAIRE and...

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Workshop Monitoring Open Access in the Netherlands

Workshop Monitoring Open Access in the Netherlands

*Published on behalf of Elly Dijk, NOADs for the Netherlands*In the Netherlands, the former State Secretary Sander Dekker outlined in a letter to the Dutch House of Representatives in November 2013 that the Dutch government wishes that publicly funded research should in principle be freely accessible. He aimed to have 60% of Dutch academic articles available through open access within five years (2019) and 100% within ten years (2024). In April 2016 at the Amsterdam Conference ‘Open Science – Fr...

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The EU NanoSafety Cluster as Linked Data visualized with Scholia

The EU NanoSafety Cluster as Linked Data visualized with Scholia

Republished on behalf of the authors Egon Willighagen, Najko Jahn, Finn Årup Nielsen.*Originally published on Figshare. Copyright © 2018 The Authors. Creative Commons BY 4.0 Int.AbstractAt a recent hackathon organized by the European Research Council, GeneWiki, and others, a group of 25 researchers came together in Berlin to work on ontologically modelling research grants in Wikidata. During this meeting the EU NanoSafety Cluster was used as use case study, resulting in new linked data around th...

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Training session on research data at the French national school for librarians

Training session on research data at the French national school for librarians

On the 9th and 10th of march 2015, a training session on research data took place in Lyon, at the National school for librarians. The session was chaired by Monique Joly, head of the INSA Lyon library (School of Engineering) and of Couperin’s department services and forecasting studies. Around 20 librarians gathered to learn or share their experience on research data curation.The goal of this continuing training session for librarians was to define the challenges of the preservation, the sharing...

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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.Accordi...

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Meeting of La Referencia Directive Council: OpenAIRE, La Referencia and COAR discussed ongoing collaboration and their strengthening in 2018

Meeting of La Referencia Directive Council: OpenAIRE, La Referencia and COAR discussed ongoing collaboration and their strengthening in 2018

On September 27 to 29 the Directive Council of La Referencia, the regional repository network from Latin America, met in Buenos Aires, Argentina. La Referencia was created five years ago and currently brings together nine national nodes and aggregates almost 1,5 million documents.The meeting, with representatives from Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Colombia, Argentina and Costa Rica confirmed the broadening of the focus of La Referencia from open access to open science, discussed the ...

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The National OpenAIRE Workshop for UK Institutions

Following Open Access week, on Tuesday, the 1st of November 2016, OpenAIRE, in partnership with Jisc, held a national workshop for UK universities, which focused on the uptake of the Horizon 2020 open access policy in the UK and how to comply with that policy; how to take part in the open research data pilot; and how to take part in the FP7 post-grant open access pilot.  Speakers included: Marina Angelaki, research associate, e-publishing and SSH unit at the National Documentation Centre (EKT) K...

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OpenAIRE2020 and  the UK Research Office Conference

OpenAIRE2020 and the UK Research Office Conference

Each year the UK Research Office (UKRO) organises a two-day conference aimed primarily at European Liaison Officers, European research managers, Research Councils and policy makers. The 2017 edition of the UKRO Annual Conference took place from Thursday 22 to Friday 23 June at the Centre for Life in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I attended the UKRO’s conference on behalf of Jisc as OpenAIRE’s National Open Access Desk for the UK.  UKRO is the European office of the UK Research Councils, which delivers a ...

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How to Start a Narrative Essay

How to Start a Narrative EssayBefore you start writing an essay, you need to understand the type of essay you are writing. The above is essential because different essays have different requirements and one needs to adhere to the specific requirements of the essay they are writing. A narrative essay seeks or allows you to reach out to your creative side. These essays are often experiential, personal, and also anecdotal. One is usually not limited to what they are required to write, and you can e...

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How to Title an Essay

How to Title an EssayTitling an essay is one of the most challenging tasks in essay writing. Many students will write impeccable essays but fail to come up with appropriate titles for their essays. Whether you are writing a research paper or an academic paper, the title of your essay matters a lot. A title is the first thing that a reader sees the moment they look at your essay. It subtly communicates what is in your essay. While it may not be direct, by simply looking at it, one can be motivate...

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The National OpenAIRE workshop for the UK

On the 15th of March 2018, we ran the national OpenAIRE workshop for the UK in Birmingham; during the day, there were presentations on three separate projects: Mike Mertens talked about OpenAIRE2020, which concludes at the end of June 2018 and OpenAIRE Advance, which continues much of the work of OpenAIRE2020 until December 2020 consolidating those achievements while working to shift the momentum among its communities to Open Science, aiming to be a trusted e-Infrastructure within the realms of ...

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