Since its foundation in 2018, OpenAIRE AMKE has established the Standing Committees (SCs) to guide the organization’s work at strategic and operational levels by providing directions that help shape internal policies and processes. OpenAIRE’s SCs may formulate working groups and/or Task Forces to more directly work and produce outputs for the rest of the OpenAIRE network to benefit from identified gaps, challenges and growth possibilities.
The Outreach, Communication and Engagement (OCE) SC provides the AMKE with a communication, outreach, and engagement high-level strategy; it recommends the prioritization of services and stakeholders and is responsible for the onboarding of new OpenAIRE members (who, how, when). Part of the OCE SC has been the EOSC WG which was created in order to provide more clarity to both the OpenAIRE members and its network on how OpenAIRE is positioned in the EOSC. The WG run from May to December of 2021 and produced two outputs to foster communication about:
“Part of our mission as OpenAIRE is to support the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). We created a dedicated infographic for that scope that illustrates how our services contribute to the EOSC realisation. OpenAIRE, with its services, NOADs in 37+ countries and a dedicated technical team, is with you on your way to EOSC to help you navigate, explore and thrive in it. Discover our services at a glance in this infographic and start your journey at the EOSC ecosystem!“
The group based its work on the latest document of the EOSC Rules of Participation for it mentions that EOSC respects Open and FAIR principles and, therefore, expects its resource providers and users to equally show respect and adhere to them. Hence, the infographic is completed in three sections:
The OpenAIRE services of the infographic are further separated into two categories according to the type of stakeholders that they are meant to be used by: end-users and/or service providers. The difference between the two is that primarily researchers, but other end-users as well, are actors who use the OpenAIRE services as is or with small personalizations while service providers can integrate with those services to enhance two-way interactions in scholarly communication.