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Executive Board

Eloy Rodrigues

Director of the University of Minho Libraries

EB Member, Vice Chair

Eloy Rodrigues is the Director of the University of Minho Libraries . Eloy has been working on repositories, Open Access and Open Science for almost two decades, having established University of Minho ins titutional repository in 2003, and coordinating the UMinho team which works on RCAAP (Portugal Open Access Science Repository) since 2008.

At international level he has being working on several EU funded projects (like OpenAIRE and FOSTER ) related with Open Access and Open Science and is member of the European University Association Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science . Eloy was the Chair of the Executive Board of COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories from 2015 to 2021, and in that role contributed actively to Next Generation Repositories initiative, the Pubfair conceptual model and the ongoing Notify Project .

I have been working in the last 20 years to promote an open, sustainable, innovative, research-centric, dissemination-oriented and community-governed scholarly communication system. OpenAIRE's mission is very much in line with this.