OpenDOAR and OpenAIRE Priority Repositories: An Update

OpenDOAR and OpenAIRE Priority Repositories: An Update

OpenDOAR, is a Jisc-run, authoritative Directory of Open Access Repositories and each OpenDOAR repository listed has been reviewed by a member of staff to ensure that the OpenDOAR entry is accurate. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories. We currently have the original version and a new beta version of the directory, which enables making requests to be included easier to manage for both repository managers and for Jisc staff...

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Austrian national survey regarding research data

Austrian national survey regarding research data

Last January 19th initiated the Austrian national survey regarding research data. This survey is performed within the scope of e-Infrastructures Austria, which is a project sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW). Within this context, this is the first time a nation wide survey regarding research data is performed in Austria.Participants include all scientists and researchers from all participating project partners. Dr. Christian Gumpenberger from the Library S...

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Going Beyond Open: The Making of the Vienna Principles

Going Beyond Open: The Making of the Vienna Principles

Rich Savage, CC BY 2.0A group of young researchers, science administrators and librarians of the Open Access Network Austria (OANA), released the first version of The Vienna Principles: A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century. The group under the leadership of Peter Kraker discussed the relationship between Open Access and Scholarly Communication intensely and with great passion. After more than a year of research, serious debate and analysis of pro and cons across the subject a...

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Conference “Open Science - the 21th century benefits for researchers” - Riga, Latvia

Conference “Open Science - the 21th century benefits for researchers” - Riga, Latvia

The conference “Open Science - the 21th century benefits for researchers” took place during the annual International Open Access week. This conference, which had financial support provided by the European Union`s FP7 program`s project FOSTER, was organized by three institutions – the National Library of Latvia, the University of Latvia and Technical Riga University.The conference was attended by more than hundred scientists and research managers, creaters of research policies and librarians.The ...

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Insight into Open Access week 2016 - Latvia

Insight into Open Access week 2016 - Latvia

The Library of the University of Latvia and National Open Access Desk - Latvia participated in Open Access Week 2016 by organising several activities: The workshop „Research Data Management and Open Science: Challenges and Opportunities for Latvia” as pre-event, on October 13. The workshop was given by Iryna Kuchma, EIFL-OA Programme Manager. Click HERE to view the recording of this workshop. One of the main events was the conference „Research of the University of Latvia and e-resources”. The go...

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Dialogue, Digitization, Participation: Making Open Science a Reality in Sweden

Dialogue, Digitization, Participation: Making Open Science a Reality in Sweden

Event on Open Science arranged by the Swedish non-profit membership organisation Science & Public (Vetenskap & Allmänhet, VA), October 12th, Stockholm, SwedenThe theme for this conference was Open Science, what Open Science means in practice and how we will make Open Science a reality in Sweden. Background for the event was the Competitiveness Council conclusions on the transition towards an Open Science system, adopted by the EU Member States in May 2016. They imply that open science ne...

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Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Supporting Open Access journal editors and publishers in Serbia and participating in the Western Balkan Working Group on Open ScienceSCIndeks is the central hub of the integrated system of quality-controlled scientific publishing in Serbia. The SCIndeks team developed guides and templates to help editorial boards of Serbian Open Access journals to comply with the "new" DOAJ inclusion criteria on publication policy and licensing. New functionalities in editor services were implemented and SCIndek...

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Serbia celebrates Open Access Week with ORCID tutorials!

Kickstart your ORCID ID! OpenAIRE NOAD in Serbia has released a set of brief video tutorials about ORCID IDs. The video's are in Serbian and should be understood throughout the Western Balkans.They are intended for all those who (still) do not have ORCID profiles, but they may also be useful for registered ORCID users who have not fully set up their profiles.[embed]https://media.rcub.bg.ac.rs/wp-content/uploads/wp-uploads/2017/10/ORC-ID-01-Uvod-06-50.mp4[/embed]Each topic is explained in a short...

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FOSTERplus project organised the FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

FOSTERplus project organised the FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

 Check out recent activities and future developmentsSoon after the release of the Open Science Training Handbook, an interesting resource that provides theoretical notions and practical guidance on how to organize open science training, and the Roadmap for Implementing Open Science Training Practices in Research Institutions, an important advocacy resource, the FOSTER Plus project organised the FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp.The goal of this event was to further develop the participan...

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Citizen Science: Schools across Europe Study Earthquakes

Citizen Science: Schools across Europe Study Earthquakes

Preparing the next generation of citizen scientists via the study of earthquakesOpenAIRE and Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) are in the process of producing a new scientific journal, “Open Schools Journal for Open Science” intended for and prepared by young people. It will work along a parallel citizen science project for schools across Europe with the use of school-based seismographs. The latter, named ‘Schools Study Earthquakes’ has begun as a joined initiative of Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) and the...

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Poland: Initial open access policy

Poland: Initial open access policy

In October 2015, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) in Poland issued a document that reflects the Polish response to the European Commission's recommendation of July 17, 2012, on access to and preservation of scientific information. The published document, entitled „Directions of the development of open access to research publications and research results in Poland”, has been prepared by an expert group that had been working under the auspices of the Ministry for over half a ye...

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Openness as participation: Notes from the first international conference of the European Citizen Science Association

Openness as participation: Notes from the first international conference of the European Citizen Science Association

Whether it’s citizens gathering data of species population movements, collecting meteorological or atmospheric data, classifying and mapping out their surroundings, translating or annotating texts, analyzing or visualizing data, or bringing their own perspective to the formulation of research questions, openness in Citizen Science (CS) is about more than accessibility or transparency: it means the participation and collaboration of citizens in the scientific process for the benefit of researcher...

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Green Light for Open Access: Aligning Europe’s OA policies PASTEUR4OA Final Conference

Green Light for Open Access: Aligning Europe’s OA policies PASTEUR4OA Final Conference

Open Access was in the spotlight during the PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research) Final Conference “Green Light for Open Access”. The Conference was an event officially associated with the Dutch EU Presidency and attracted some 150 experts from research funding and research performing organisations, publishers, and national policy makers across Europe. It also attracted significant attention on Twitter (#greenlight4oa) with more than 1500 tweets.PASTEUR...

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First OPR-Module for repositories

First OPR-Module for repositories

Converting open access repositories into functional evaluation platforms Bringing back quality control to the scientific communitySupported by OpenAIRE, Open Scholar has coordinated the development of the first Open Peer Review Module (OPRM) for open access repositories.Find out more about the features this module can bring to your repository:Quality control through enhanced evaluation: Common open access repositories already offer different, mostly quantitative, metrics like the number of visit...

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A new start for Europe: opening up to an ERA of innovation, Bruxelles, 22–23 June 2015

A new start for Europe: opening up to an ERA of innovation, Bruxelles, 22–23 June 2015

The future development of the European Research Area (ERA) was discussed at the conference A new start for Europe: opening up to an ERA of innovation that was attended by more than 500 participants.The first day was dedicated to the Open Science, and the second day to the world-class research and innovation ecosystem for Europe and to the improvement of its framework conditions. In this report we present the current and planned activities of the European Commission on Open Science. The Competiti...

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Ljubljana Conference on Open Access and Licensing of Toll Access Journals

Ljubljana Conference on Open Access and Licensing of Toll Access Journals

The Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport hosted the conference on best practices of managing open access to publications and research data and on toll access to publications, with a view of enabling open science. The event took place on 1 October 2015 and was attended by approximately 130 participants in the hall as well as by 596 spectators of the video streaming. The presentations are available at event webpage and the video at Arnes Video portal.The welcome address was delivered...

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The Hague Declaration: official launch

The Hague Declaration: official launch

On May 6, the The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age was officially launched by LIBER at the Science Europe offices in Brussels.[caption id="attachment_248" align="alignright" width="215"] Paul Ayris, Lars Björnshauge, Caroline Sutton, Jean-François Dechamp and Kristiina Hormia-PoutanenCoinciding with the launch of the Digital Single Market strategy by the European Commission, LIBER’s Paul Ayris and Susan Reilly did not neglect to stress the fact that this declaration al...

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Slovenia seminar on practical aspects of open access publishing

Slovenia seminar on practical aspects of open access publishing

Approximately 120 participants attended the event entitled Practical aspects of publishing in open access: a seminar for researchers and librarians, which took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the premises of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport on 20 May 2015. The event was jointly organized by the Ministry and three libraries (the National and University Library, the Central Technological Library of the University of Ljubljana, the University of Maribor Library) and was live streamed t...

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Conference report: ORD2015 in Warsaw, May 28-29

Conference report: ORD2015 in Warsaw, May 28-29

Over 100 participants from 10 countries attended the international conference “Open Research Data: Implications for Science and Society” which took place in Warsaw on May 28-29, 2015. The conference was organized by the Open Science Platform – part of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw (ICM UW) – which also functions as the Polish OpenAIRE 2020 National Open Access Desk.The audience of the conference was very mixed, including res...

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OAI9 - Some reflections

Gathering again at the bi-yearly event in Geneva, a diverse and yes, innovative, programme was presented. Note: remove CERN from the title, now known as the 'Geneva Workshop on Innovation in Scholarly Communication'. All slides and video of the presentations are available online.https://www.flickr.com/photos/130998664@N02/18916757805/in/pool-openaire/Main take-away's: Make it efficient for the researcher but also to explore their ongoing responsibilities in an open science arena OA altruism isn’...

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