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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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FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y Tecnología -Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology)

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fecyt_textogobminis_MCI-e-INFECYT, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, contributes to the strengthening of the Spanish science and technology system by adding value through the integration of scientific research and technological innovation activities, and cohesion between public and private institutions and bodies (government, science, industry, etc). The Foundation operates as a non-profit entity with functional autonomy.

Its mission is to provide flexible services to the Spanish science-technology-society system and to foster the international projection of Spanish research, in the European science arena in particular. Its strategic aims are: to promote activities of excellent technological research and development, to favour collaboration between national and international agents of science and technology system and to promote the social spreading of the scientific culture, as a tool of competitiveness and improvement of the life quality of citizens.

FECYT collaborates with the Ministry of Science and Innovation in the evaluation and monitoring of the R&D National Plan (2008-2011) as well as in the management of international programmes and projects. In this sense, even though FECYT is not a funding agency, it constitutes a powerful tool for the Ministry. Also, and due to its flexible structure, FECYT can provide the Ministry with professional science management teams, working groups, studies and policy reports that otherwise would be difficult to gather.

The role of the FECYT is to promote projects in the national and international arena that contribute to integrating the Ministry of Science and Innovation’s principal lines of action: university higher education; scientific research and innovation, scientific dissemination and scientific information management. It collaborates with the Ministry with the coordination of regional governments in S&T policy making. It operates and acts as an intermediary body for the Ministry with the relevant stakeholders in areas such as information management, scientific dissemination, R&D indicators, etc.

Contact persons

  • Alicia López Medina
  • Cecilia Cabello

 

Among present international co-operations are FECYT's participation in the European Network of Mobility Centres (EURAXESS), the ASPERA, ERA-NET Project, the ERA IB. ERA-NET Project and the NuPNET Project.

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