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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...

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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 ...

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...

The second conference The Application of Free Software and Open Hardware ( Primena slobodnog softvera i otvorenog hardvera – PSSOH) was certainly the most vibrant event organized in Serbia on the occasion of the 2019 Open Access Week . The conference was held on 26 October 2019 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. The conference programme , divided into five sessions, featured invited presentations on a wide range of topics, including open-source culture and local fr...

During Open Access week in Slovakia we organized two events. On 22.10 we had webinar " Open science is here for you " on the basics of open science and how to get involved. Around 40 people attended from all over Slovakia.  On 24.10.2019 we organized OpenAIRE workshop "Open Access: its opportunities and challenges" with 4 speakers. During the workshop participants could play a quiz about Open Science (topics were Open Access, CC Licenses, Open Data, Predatory Publishing and Plan S). ​Time ​...

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