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Slovenia: open science in the new Scientific Research and Innovation Activities Act

A new Scientific Research and Innovation Activities Act came into force in Slovenia with the beginning of 2022, which also contains provisions regarding open science. The latter is mentioned in Articles 2(6), 12(2) - items 2 and 9, 16, 20, and 31. Articles 40-42 are completely dedicated to open science.The Act was drafted with high support of stakeholders and brings many important solutions. It will enable the development of high-quality and globally comparable scientific research, improve fundi...

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Monitoring the progress of Open Science is one of the five strategic priorities for OpenAIRE identified by the Open Science Strategies Standing Committee (OSS SC) in early 2021. written by Eloy Rodrigues, Director of the University of Minho Libraries and OpenAIRE Executive Board Member Recognizing the increasing importance of the topic and the growing number of initiatives related to monitoring being developed at institutional, regional, national, European and global levels, the OSS SC...

Change is deep underway to make research more transparent and participatory through new open and responsible research practices.   written by Thomas Klebel, Nancy Pontika, Tony Ross-Hellauer Key movements for change include Open Science, such as publishing Open Access (OA) or sharing research data and code, and approaches that make research and innovation more responsive to the needs of society (Responsible Research & Innovation, or RRI). Funders such as the European Commissio...

Turkey signed three agreements with the EU Commission for 2021-2027: the EU research and innovation program Horizon Europe, Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) written by Gultekin Gurdal, Library Director, Izmir Institute of Technology and OpenAIRE Executive Board Member As a European Union candidate, Turkey has been participating in the technology and innovation programmes of the EU for nearly 20 years. With projects implemented within the scope o...

 OpenAIRE is an important network  We are constantly referring to guides that are developed by OpenAIRE by Anne Thorst Melbye & Asger Væring Larsen The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Anne Thorst Melbye, Head of Pure-Office at the University Library of Southern Denmark and Asger Væring Larsen, Senior Consultant and Data Management Coordinator at the University Library of Southern Denmark. Read their reflections on...

Amplifying understanding and building capacity through synergies "Unity is strength". This is the underlying principle that governs the alliance of two Greek OpenAIRE members, 'Athena' Research Center (NOAD) and 'HEAL-Link' - the consortium of academic libraries -, that work towards the wide adoption of OS policies and the alignment of the national context with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).  The two organizations shared the activities, experiences and results of their fruitful coo...

In a 90-minute workshop at the OSFair on 22 September 2021, the projects EOSC-Pillar, EOSC Synergy, ExPaNDS, NI4OS-Europe, FAIRsFAIR and EOSC-Nordic with support of the EOSCsecretariat.eu project, discussed their progress and work on policies related to open science (OS) with the audience. The participating projects have worked together over the last two years in the 'Policy and Governance' Task Force, one of the six task forces established to support the work of the Working Groups of the former EOSC Executive Board.

How can researchers and data stewards be assisted to support FAIR and Open Research, through better provision of training materials about these topics? What challenges do research catalogue providers face when providing learning materials for research data management (RDM) training? 

Good practices from universities across Europe  Text written of behalf of Frederica Garbuglia (FAIRsFAIR H2020 Project) On 20 September 2021, FAIRsFAIR organised the workshop "Learning lessons from FAIR data implementation. Good practices from universities across Europe" during the Open Science Fair 2021. The event offered participants the opportunity to discuss a preliminary analysis of good practices from universities across Europe that are being gathered by the project partners, highligh...

Text written on behalf of Linas Cepinskas, Policy Officer, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

How to communicate FAIR? How to spark up a conversation on FAIR with your audience? How to assess one's knowledge of FAIR? To answer these and other questions, Maaike Verburg and Linas Cepinskas from DANS delivered two demo sessions at the 3rd Open Science Fair Conference (https://www.opensciencefair.eu). 

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