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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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OpenAIRE2020: A new horizon for open science

02-12-2014

The wealth of the European Union's scientific research is to be made open to all. A year after the start of the EC's Horizon 2020 framework programme, OpenAIRE enters a...

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A successful OA week @OpenAIRE

27-10-2014

What did we do during OA Week 2014? Check it out here:   Open Access Week 2014 by OpenAIRE from OpenAIRE

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It's OAW2014! Find out more about the EC OA policies.

15-10-2014

  In Horizon 2020, the European Commission announced that the Open Access Pilot would oblige all H2020 projects to provide Open Access to their scientific peer reviewed publications. Find out how OpenAIRE supports...

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OAW14: OpenAIRE webinars

24-09-2014

OpenAIRE is organising a series of webinars hosted by our own experts on the following topics: the Open Access Mandate  and the Open Research Data Pilot in H2020, the new...

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OpenAIRE in Open Access week 2014!

24-09-2014

October 20 - October 26 is International Open Access Week OpenAIRE supports and encourages open access via its infrastructure and services and will be actively participating in the 7th International Open...

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Research Data Alliance: Of data, water and lifeboats

23-09-2014

  At the Research Data Alliance's fourth plenary in Amsterdam, Christine Borgman (Professor Information Science, UCLA) “Data, data everywhere, but not a drop to drink” reminded us in her excellent key-note...

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Support for immediate access to articles: OpenAIRE and others issue statement

15-05-2014

A number of organizations committed to the principle that access to information advances discovery, accelerates innovation and improves education, have now endorsed the policies and practices that enable Open Access...

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logo_ugentGhent University has a history of being an early bird in Open access philosophy and spreading these ideas further, both on a national and international level. Home university of Herbert van de Sompel, developer of OAI-PMH, Ghent University was the first Belgian university (2003) to have an institutional repository, and has spread this idea through the country on national meetings and conferences. The expertise and enthusiasm allocated in the UGent library team, combined with their geographical and linguistic situation, and wide network, make them well-suited to be the regional OA Helpdesk. They could both offer practical as well as more strategic advice, as far as either the installation of a Helpdesk and the establishment of Open Access policies by repositories are concerned. It can also help setting up deposit guidelines assigned to the needs of researchers and technical teams.

UGent will inform about and guide to scientific communities in Belgium. Large Research centres in Belgium are e.g. ITG, IMEC, VLIZ and of course the universities and higher education schools. In addition, UGent could be a useful partner that builds further on the Belgian network e.g. by building an Open Access website in local languages and serving as a link between Belgium and ERA.

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