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A walk through the Hellenic Data Service “HELIX”

Putting into context: During the 2019 Open Access Week , the OpenAIRE Greek NOADs in collaboration with the RDA Greek Node organised a webinar on the Hellenic Data Service "HELIX" . HELIX is a joint effort of Athena Research Center and GRNET aiming at supporting cross-disciplinary data-intensive research and promoting Data Science and Open Access policies. The webinar focused on informing Greek researchers and librarians about the national data repository ( HELIX Data ) and available tools for d...

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On the 30 th of October, 2019 , the workshop "Getting Started with Research Data Management Support" welcomed university managers, research support, administrative support staff and librarians to Kaunas University of Technology. The workshop was given by Dr Marta Teperek , Data Stewardship Coordinator at TU Delft in the Netherlands, Dr Ir Santosh Ilamparuthi, Data Steward at TU Delft and Dr Ir Shalini Kurapati, Senior Research Fellow of Open Science at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy. The que...

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 ( ht...

A great event was organised during Open Access Week 2019 in Nicosia, Cyprus. On the 24 th of October 2019, the Cyprus OpenAIRE NOAD hosted in the newly built premises of the Learning-Resource Centre Stelios Ioannou of the University of Cyprus, the National OpenAIRE workshop. Experts presented various aspects of Open Science. Issues like Citizen Science, Innovative metrics, practical aspects of Open Science in research, business development and innovation and legal aspects were addressed. Almost ...

Let's be honest, it's not always easy to find your way in the jungle of research data management services. Because we hope to learn from each other , Ghent University (Belgium) shares 4 challenges 1 towards the development of it's institutional research data support and what they learned along the way 2 .  1.Where in the world to begin?   The challenge of starting something: Policy work  Chances are you don't need to start from scratch . Research data management is integrated in t...

In the week of October 21st-27th 2019 , OpenAIRE has organized a series of activities to highlight its continuous engagement with Open Access and Open science. Over 700 viewers participated in our Webinar Series , where specialists talked about RDM , H2020 policies , the OpenAPC project , Inclusive Science and a primer for open access journals on how to become Plan S compliant . We much appreciate the special participation and contribution of S.Venkataraman, Thomas Margoni, Emilie Hermans, Chris...

On 25th September 2019 the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), Spanish NOAD for OpenAIRE , organized a workshop previous to the XVIII Rebiun Workshop and the VIII Jornadas OS Repositorios, about " New OpenAIRE services for repository managers ". The main purpose of the workshop was to present new  OpenAIRE services, in particular the Guidelines for Literature Repository Managers version 4.0 and the new Dashboards for Content Providers . The workshop targeted mai...

Biomedical and Health Sciences libraries can be quite diverse and heterogeneous, and sometimes they are managed by librarians working in isolation, without institutional repositories or other open access infrastructure. In order to help biomedical libraries dealing with these challenges, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) in collaboration with the National Library of Health Sciences of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) organized in Madrid this OpenAIRE national work...

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 two joint workshops were organized by OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub. The workshop " The Journey to EOSC - preparing at national level " , held on Tuesday, S...

Inaugural meeting of the bottom-up Open Science Task Force: On Monday 30th September, representatives from 16 national institutions, research infrastructures, nodes and Open Science initiatives came together to discuss about the proposal of a National Open Science Strategy. Following the "Open Science in Greece: First Steps" meeting that took place in July, the Open Science Task Force (OSTF) continued/ broadened discussions in order to agree on the structure of the draft proposal (main...

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