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The open science jungle and ways out of it – OpenAIRE event in Helsinki

What kind of jungle is made up of national and international policies, services and infrastructures of open science? Can this jungle be defined, and can you survive it? The OpenAIRE event, Making sense of Open Science jungle – optimizing your use of Open Science services , was looking for answers to the above questions in Paasitorni, Helsinki on 12 March 2019. The event was organised by the Helsinki University Library, which is the national open access desk (NOAD) for OpenAIRE in Finland and the...

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The institutional fundraising campaign for the OpenEdition Books Select offer, conducted jointly with Knowledge Unlatched, OpenEdition and Couperin, is on the right track: 58 institutions (mainly from France but also from Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, USA) have pledged for the release of a package of 30 SSH research books in French (10 new books and 20 from OpenEdition collections). In fact, 6 out of the 10 new titles are already available on the OpenEdition Books platform: Le cinéma ou...

  ⏪ Flashback: A series of OpenAIRE webinars on vital Open Science issues was initiated last year in collaboration between the Greek and Cypriot NOADs. The specificity of these webinars is that they are conducted in the greek language in an attempt to engage more librarians and researchers with particular aspects of open and responsible research conduct. This activity is expected to, and has actually had already a positive effect, in cultivating change in research culture and in familiarisi...

On Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2019, DANS organised the national OpenAIRE workshop “Open Day on Open Science: Love to share data”. The gathering was co-hosted by OpenAIRE Advance , the KNAW Young Academy , the Netherlands PhD Network and the RDA NL National Node . Topics included open research data, research data management (RDM), data archiving, and data reuse. There were about 110 attendees, mainly researchers and data professionals from universities and colleges in the Netherlands. DANS dire...

A year ago, the action plan for the Swiss National Strategy on Open Access has been approved by the plenary assembly of swissuniversities and has been subsequently endorsed by the governing board of the Swiss University Conference. Swiss Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are the key players in the implementation process of the national strategy, so the aim of the action plan was to provide them with options and concrete solutions to achieve the objectives that came with adopting the strategy....

Dutch Copyright Act offers an alternative route to open access  The Dutch universities will give open access an extra boost by starting a pilot to make publications available after six months in collaboration with researchers.   In order to achieve the Dutch ambition of 100% open access in 2020, we have made agreements with many publishers regarding open-access publishing.  Currently, this is not yet possible for all types of publications or journals. That is why, starting Februar...

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) is exploring integration of ESFRI research infrastructures (ESFRI RIs) into the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). During the joint workshop in London on 30 January 2019 , representatives of the EOSC, e-infrastructures, and ESFRI and ESFRI RIs discussed alignment of activities to expose quality tools, services and FAIR research data to 1.7 million European researchers.  ESFRI RIs are acting according to the ESFRI Strategy repo...

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