Join the OpenAIRE webinar to learn more about FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot.
The European Commission has launched the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot earlier this year, https://www.openaire.eu/postgrantoapilot, to fund Open Access publishing fees for publications arising from finished FP7 projects through the OpenAIRE project. As well as for Book Processing Charges, this Pilot provides funding for Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs) for FP7 projects up to two years after they end. This FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot provides an additional instrument to improve access to research results from FP7 projects, but does not affect authors' choice on how their project publications are made Open Access.
As of Sep 30th, 52 funding requests have already been granted by this Pilot to researchers and projects across Europe and beyond, but there are still numerous countries where no funding requests have arrived from so far.
Learn about the pilot’s basic features, technical requirements, early results and other criteria for funding requests.
The webinar will be led by Pablo de Castro, from LIBER, the coordinating institution for this FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot, and will have two parts. The first part will address the following topics:
- How the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot works;
- How organizations can work with LIBER and OpenAIRE in order to support the Pilot implementation;
- How to use the central service at https://postgrantoapilot.openaire.eu/ for collecting and processing funding requests for Open Access publishing fees developed by Athena Research Centre and the University of Athens. This system collects the FP7 project information and the publication metadata for every request together with the information about the payments. Requests are then approved or rejected according to the Pilot requirements. Based on the information collected in the system, reports can be produced on granted requests and payments by institution, publisher, project, country or discipline. The service, which requires previous registration, has been fitted with different roles, such as researcher, moderator, institutional library, publisher or project coordinator among others;
- How to ensure that working procedures are appropriately aligned across institutions in different countries;
- How to team up with LIBER for dissemination purposes.The second part of the webinar will be a Q&A session where any questions about this FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot will be answered.
Date: 15 October 2015
Time: 11:00 CEST
Target audience: researchers, project coordinators and research administrators, librarians.
How to register: please register here.
How to participate: go to http://www.instantpresenter.com/eifl116 and enter this password FP7P
All you will need is an internet-connected computer with sound (and maybe headphones if you are in a busy room).
To check if your computer will be able to access the session successfully, please go to: www.instantpresenter.com/systemtest