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Cyprus: National Policy for Open Science practices

Announcing the new "National Policy of the Republic of Cyprus for Open Science Practices"   Reported by Sylvia Koukounidou After the first National Policy for Open Access in Cyprus, approved by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus on the 25th of February 2016, the time has come for a revision in order to follow the rapidly changing research ecosystem and fulfil all the requirements of the new Open Science era. Thus, after a long period of discussions and the involvement o...

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Malta adopts a National Open Access Policy

By the end of 2025, Malta shifts to a state of immediate Open Access in terms of research publications by  Kevin J. Ellul In 2019, the Malta Council for Science & Technology (MCST) has secured the support of the H2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) to develop a National Open Access Policy. The PSF exercise kicked-off in July 2019 whereby a panel of experts undertook two country visits and discussed ideas and challenges with relevant Maltese stakeholders. The expert panel prepared a tailo...

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University of Cyprus: supporting, establishing and implementing EC’s vision for Open Science

Being an OpenAIRE NOAD was and still is an added value  The most important asset that OpenAIRE has and provides to all of us is the great human network that is always there for support. by Sylvia  The OpenAIRE team has the pleasure of speaking to Sylvia Koukounidou, Coordinator of Digitisation and Archives Office, Library-University of Cyprus. Read her reflections on Open Science.   How does the University of Cyprus support Open Science in Cyprus? The University of Cypru...


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Slovak National Strategy for Open Science 2021 - 2028

At the beginning of June 2021, The National Strategy for Open Science 2021 - 2028, with its first Action Plan 2021 - 2022, was adopted by the Slovak government (both in the Slovak language are uploaded below, English version of the National Strategy also). The creation of the National Strategy is an integral part of the Action Plan of the Open Government Partnership Initiative 2020-2021. The Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (Slovak NOAD) actively participated on preparing th...

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Flemish Open Science Board launched to fulfill European engagement and invest in Open Science

The Flemish Open Science Board​  It was a nice Christmas present for the Open Science community, right before the New Year, The Flemish Open Science Board emerged. On initiative of Flemish minister Hilde Crevits, the Flemish Government approved the Flemish Open Science policy plan and the Open Science Board (the document can be downloaded here). Together with the Flemish Open Science Board, Flanders will invest €5 million on a recurring basis in Open Science to give substance to their Europ...

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Policy Recommendations for Open Access to Research Data

In January 2015, the RECODE project published its policy recommendations for open access to research data. The policy recommendations are targeted at key stakeholders in the scholarly communication ecosystem, namely research funders, research institutions, data managers and publishers and accompanied by ten overarching recommendations. The RECODE policy recommendations are expected to assist the above stakeholders in furthering the goals of open access to research data. The recommendations aim t...

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