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CNR – National Research Council of Italy

CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche


CNR’s mission is to perform research in its own Institutes, to promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, to promote the internationalization of the national research system,
to provide technologies and solutions to emerging public and private needs, to advice Government and other public bodies, and to contribute to the qualification of human resources. In the CNR's research world, the main resource is the available knowledge, which means people, with their skills, commitment and ideas. In this effort, the adherence to Open Science practices and policies is key to ensure open exchange of knowledge, enable reproducibility of science, and support a sustainable research lifde-cycle.

Contribution to Open Science

CNR recognizes the importance of Open Access,1 has signed the ‘Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities’, and has implemented Open Science policies at the level of its departments and institutes. It provides services in support of Open Science research and publishing. Examples are and the Open Portal of ISTI institute, 2 fully compliant with OpenAIRE and EOSC guidelines. CNR also participates to several Open Science-related initiatives in Italy, Europe and world-wide, as leading partner or member, such as EC projects and Working Groups. In particular, the Scholarly Communication Infrastructure group at ISTI shows an impressive record in the scholarly communication service domain, with special focus on Open Science publishing and monitoring, and on Open Science training, being an OpenAIRE NOAD and National representative of the Open Science movement ( CNR is a member of ICDI (, the Italian cross-infrastructure initiative in support of Open Science, founding member of the EOSC association.

Goals and objectives

CNR is an active member in the Open Science arena, pushing for the adoption of Open Science practices by all communities and specifically for the evolution of assessment practices in Italy and beyond. This activity implies a challenging roadmap and constant motivation in order to bring the community onboard and forward, to harmonize the cultural legacy with the more than reasonable and innovative expectations of Open Science evaluation, for a better and more sustainable science, where competition is based on quality and not on the current “publish or perish” philosophy.
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Contact Info
Dr. Paolo Manghi
CNR develops, maintains, and operates several services in support of Open Science. Among these the OpenAIRE Research Graph (CNR as LTP of OpenAIRE AMKE), with all the related underlying services, and the D4Science infrastructure, which delivers Virtual Research Environments for many RIs in Europe