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OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers Released

07-07-2015

Newly published: OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS managers. OpenAIRE collects metadata from a variety of data sources: publication repositories, data archives and CRIS across Europe and beyond. Interoperability guidelines are defined for...

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"LA Referencia" updated guidelines aligning with OpenAIRE

26-06-2015

Latin America takes decisive steps to adopt OpenAIRE guidelines.   LA Referencia, the Latin America Open Access Repositories network, adopts major elements of OpenAIRE Guidelines to improve global interoperability. LA Referencia is...

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The DLI Service: an open one-for-all data-literature interlinking service

26-06-2015

Getting the full potential out of research data publishing   Sharing links between the published literature and datasets is crucial to achieve the full potential of research data publishing. This article presents...

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High Ranking OA publications in OpenAIRE

24-06-2015

Find out the five European countries with the largest number of published articles in open access in OpenAIRE   According to updated data storage, Russia entered the top five European countries by...

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OpenAIRE Publication: Supporting a European OA Mandate

10-06-2015

Find out more about how OpenAIRE works in a recent article in College and Research Libraries.

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The Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot and the ZENODO data repository: an Ope…

02-06-2015

A new development in Horizon 2020 is the Open Research Data Pilot, which aims to improve and maximise access to the research data generated by EU-funded projects. Benefits of taking...

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Webinars on Open Access and Open Research Data Pilot in H2020

29-05-2015

On May 28, 2015, OpenAIRE organised a webinar on the Open Access to Publications Mandate in Horizon 2020. The webinar was run by Inge Van Nieuwerburgh (UGent) and lasted for...

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Horizon 2020 Open Access mandate: OpenAIRE webinar

22-05-2015

Did you know that if you are receiving Horizon2020 funding you have to make all your publications Open Access? Join our free webinar, led by Inge Van Nieuwerburgh (Ghent University...

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Not Enough: Elsevier's Sharing Policy not as Open as it seems

21-05-2015

Global coalition of organizations denounce the policy and urge Elsevier to revise the new sharing policy. OpenAIRE signs statement disagreeing with Elsevier's new sharing policy....    

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Success Story: Disseminating research via OpenAIRE

12-02-2015

Researchers can find compliance to funding agencies' OA demands a challenge. The Spanish National Research Council, CSIC, has come up with innovative ways of supporting them to deposit articles and make...

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Sweden: Open Access for the long-term

04-02-2015

The Swedish Research Council has been tasked by the Government to produce national guidelines for open access to scientific information. The proposed guidelines have been presented to the government.

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ERC revises its Open Access Guidelines

03-02-2015

The ERC Scientific Council has revised its Open Access Guidelines and strongly promotes good research data management.    

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University of Minho

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um_smUniversity of Minho (UM) is a public higher education institution, founded in 1973 and is one of the so-called "New Universities" that, at that time, deeply changed the higher education landscape in Portugal. Located in the region of Minho, known for its significant economic activity and by the youth of its population, University of Minho has played the role of development agent in the region. Whilst UM is a young university, it enjoys a very high reputation for its research and educational performance.

The university administration is situated in Braga and most of the teaching and scientific activities are carried out in two sites: the campus of Gualtar, in Braga, and the campus of Azurém, in Guimarães. Science, economics, education, management, arts and medical sciences courses are predominantly taught in Braga, while architecture and most of the technological courses are offered in Guimarães. A student population of over 15000 together with more than 1100 teaching staff and almost 645 technical and administration staff make the University of Minho one of the biggest Portuguese universities.

University of Minho has been developing its institutional repository – RepositóriUM − since 2003, and is internationally known as one of the “success stories” on the development of institutional repositories and the promotion of Open Access to scientific literature. In the end of 2004 University of Minho has established a self-archiving policy of its intellectual output, requiring that all publications from university members be deposited in RepositóriUM. Since then the University institutional repository has been growing significantly, storing almost 8,000 documents in March 2009.

In 2008, University of Minho lead the Portuguese national project RCAAP (Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal = Portugal Open Access Science Repository) that created the national portal of Portuguese OA scientific literature (www.rcaap.pt) and SARI (Serviço de Alojamento de Repositórios Institucionais), an ASP service for institutional repositories. University of Minho was again selected to develop RCAAP project phase 2, which will run until December 2009.

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