FAQ

What can OpenAIRE do for me?

If you are a researcher, we can help you:
  • find all the publications and data of your project
  • disseminate your research outputs
  • comply with EC and national funders’ Open Access policies for publications and data
If you are a project manager, we can help you:
  • collect all of your projects’ outputs in one place
  • comply with EC and national funders’ Open Access policies for publications and data
If you are a repository managers, we can help you:
  • streamline the interoperability between your repository and the EC’s reporting tool for publications
  • increase your visibility
If you are a funder we can help you:
  • keep track of all research output funded by your funding stream
  • keep track of the availability in Open Access research output stemming from your funding stream
  • gain greater insight into your funding impact through tailor made statistics
Need something else? Want to collaborate? Let us know.
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What is the catch-all repository Zenodo?

Zenodo is an all-purpose open research repository. It was created by OpenAIRE and CERN to provide a place for researchers to deposit publications, datasets and other research artifacts such as code, posters, presentations.... Zenodo does not impose any requirements on format, size, access restrictions or licence and is not restricted to one funder, or one nation. It is free to use for all research outputs from across all fields.

It launched in 2013, allowing researchers in any subject area to upload files up to 50 GB.

Zenodo has integration with GitHub to make code hosted in GitHub citable.
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What is OpenAIRE and what are OpenAIRE services?

OpenAIRE is a European project supporting Open Science. On the one hand OpenAIRE is an network of dedicated Open Science experts promoting and providing training on Open Science.

On the other hand OpenAIRE is a technical infrastructure harvesting research output from connected data providers. OpenAIRE aims to establish an open and sustainable scholarly communication infrastructure responsible for the overall management, analysis, manipulation, provision, monitoring and cross-linking of all research outcomes.

This combination of knowledge and a pan-European Research Information platform enables us to provide services to researchers, research support organisations, funders and content providers such as:

  • Integrated scientific information: links publication, project information, datasets... per funder/project/content provider...and presents them in an in one place
  • Monitor and reporting on OS research outcomes for funders
  • Training sessions and support on all subjects related to OS and OS policy
  • Discovery of OS output per project, funder, data provider…
  • Exchange of metadata and content amongst data providers
  • A general purpose repository called Zenodo
  • An Open Science helpdesk
  • Monitoring and reporting mechanisms for research output per institution
  • Analyses massive collections of documents, related meta-data and relational information

And many more.

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What is the OpenAIRE network (NOADs)?

OpenAIRE is a partnership of (currently) more than 50 institutions, all working to shape and implement effective OA and Open Science policies. Our network of 34 National Open Access Desk (NOADs), present in every EU country and beyond, are there to reach out to researchers, research coordinators and policy-makers at the local level. Increased awareness at the national level is assured through a range of training and support activities such as holding workshops and webinars, disseminating training materials, and reaching out directly to researchers.
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What are author fees/publication fees?

Article Processing Charges (APCs)/Book processing charges (BPCs) are publication fees charged to authors - but often covered by their institution or funder - to make publications immediately open access, and should not be confused with other costs such as page charges or colour print fees. APCs can vary widely, however many Open Access journals do not charge these author fees. So you can avoid APCs and still make your work open access by publishing in such a journal, or by providing open access through self-archiving.

You can find an overview of trusted open access journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

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