FP7 post-grant Open Access publishing funds pilot webinar: Eastern Europe

Are you based in a research institution in Eastern Europe and have taken part in an already finished FP7 Project or one approaching its end-date? Your Open Access post-grant publications arising from such projects could be eligible for funding. Join the OpenAIRE webinar to learn more about the progress of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access publishing funds pilot in Eastern Europe.

The European Commission launched the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot last year, to fund Open Access publishing fees for publications arising from finished FP7 projects through the OpenAIRE project. This Pilot provides funding for Open Access Article and Book Processing Charges (APCs/BPCs) for FP7 projects up to two years after their end-date. This webinar will provide an update on the results achieved so far and on the plans for further implementation in Eastern Europe.

At the end of March 2016, 300 funding requests have already been granted by this FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot to researchers and projects across Europe and beyond, including Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Lithuania in Eastern Europe, see https://postgrantoapilot.openaire.eu/#statistics. However, there are still several European countries with no approved funding requests, among them Romania, Serbia, Estonia and Latvia. Moreover, most Eastern European countries in the list shown below have collected funding for just a few request so far, which evidences a much lower implementation level than in other European regions.

This webinar will go through the Pilot’s eligibility requirements and describe the procedure for submitting funding requests.

The webinar will be led by Pablo de Castro, from the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER), which coordinates the implementation of this FP7 Post-Grant Open Access publishing funds 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 are working with LIBER and OpenAIRE in order to support the Pilot implementation;
  • How to use the OpenAIRE system at https://postgrantoapilot.openaire.eu/ for collecting and processing funding requests for Open Access publishing fees.
  • Results for this FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot ten months after its launch
The second part of the webinar will be a Q&A session where any questions about this FP7 post-grant Open Access publishing funds pilot and its progress will be answered.

Date: 6 April 2016

Time: 11:00 CET

Target audience: researchers, project coordinators and research administrators, librarians.

How to register: please register here.

How to participate: open this page 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

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