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Plan S compliance for Open Access Journals - what we know so far and where we think we're heading

Plan S compliance for Open Access Journals - what we know so far and where we think we're heading

  • Friday, 25 October 2019

Plan S compliance for Open Access Journals - what we know so far and where we think we're heading by Dominic Mitchell (DOAJ)

In September 2018 when cOAlition S put out their Plan S for making Open Access an immediate reality, there was concern about how journals would become compliant in the short time available and what exactly was required to do that. The guidance mentioned that being indexed in DOAJ is necessary but that is only one criteria of many. There are other, new criteria which are additional to the DOAJ ones. DOAJ, among others, is mentioned as a key player in the certification process so the DOAJ Team have looked very carefully at what is being asked. One of the problems is that the exact data to be captured for those requirements have not yet been set and work by cOAlition S to do that is only slated to start imminently. In this presentation, I will explain what those extra Plan S criteria might be and how we think that they might be measured and captured. I will explain how we think the certification process, at least at DOAJ, might go and what the difference is between DOAJ certification and Plan S certification. 



Hellenic Data Service: Navigating through the national data repository and good practices for analysing data

Hellenic Data Service: Navigating through the national data repository and good practices for analysing data

  • Thursday, 24 October 2019

Το Ερευνητικό Κέντρο «Αθηνά» λαμβάνει φέτος μέρος στην Εβδομάδα Ανοικτής Πρόσβασης και σας προσκαλεί, σε συνεργασία με τον Σύνδεσμο Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών, σε webinar που αφορά στη γνωριμία με την Εθνική Υπηρεσία Δεδομένων “HELIX”. Το διαδικτυακό σεμινάριο διοργανώνεται στο πλαίσιο εκπαιδευτικών και ενημερωτικών δράσεων του Εθνικού Κόμβου του OpenAIRE για την Ανοικτή Πρόσβαση στην Ελλάδα και του Εθνικού Κόμβου της Πρωτοβουλίας για τα Ερευνητικά Δεδομένα (RDA Greek Node) που σκοπό έχουν την ενημέρωση της ερευνητικής, βιβλιοθηκονομικής και ακαδημαϊκής κοινότητας για εθνικές υπηρεσίες που υποστηρίζουν δραστηριότητες Ανοικτής Επιστήμης.

OpenAIRE & RDA Webinar: “Ελληνική Υπηρεσία Δεδομένων: Πλοήγηση στο αποθετήριο δεδομένων και καλές πρακτικές για ανάλυση δεδομένων”

Πότε; Πέμπτη 24 Οκτωβρίου 2019
Ώρα; 11:00 πμ -12:00 το μεσημέρι

Θέμα της φετινής εβδομάδας Ανοικτής Πρόσβασης αποτελεί η ισότητα στην πληροφόρηση και στη γνώση, με μότο “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”. Σε αυτό το πνεύμα, θα παρουσιαστεί από τον Γεώργιο Χατζηγεωργακίδη, συνεργάτης του Ερευνητικού Κέντρου “Αθηνά”, η Ελληνική Υπηρεσία Δεδομένων “HELIX”, η οποία έχει αναπτυχθεί με βάση τις αρχές της Ανοικτής Επιστήμης και προωθεί την ελεύθερη, χωρίς κόστος, χρήση των επιμέρους εργαλείων, υπηρεσιών και πληροφοριών/ δεδομένων που αναπτύσσει και διατηρεί σε ερευνητές, εκπαιδευτικούς και λοιπούς ενδιαφερόμενους ανά τη χώρα. 

Το webinar εκτυλίσσεται σε δύο μέρη: α. παρουσίαση του τρόπου λειτουργίας και αλληλεπίδραση με τον κατάλογο δεδομένων (HELIX Data) και, β. παρουσίαση καλών πρακτικών ανάλυσης δεδομένων μέσα από τη χρήση του ψηφιακού εργαστηρίου (HELIX Lab) της πλατφόρμας HELIX. Πιο συγκεκριμένα, θα παρουσιαστεί ο τρόπος δημιουργίας, μεταφόρτωσης (upload), δημοσίευσης και αναζήτησης ανοικτών συνόλων δεδομένων στον κατάλογο, καθώς και παραδείγματα ανάλυσης υπαρχόντων συνόλων δεδομένων με τη χρήση των σημειωματαρίων (notebooks) στο ψηφιακό εργαστήριο.

This year’s Open Access Week motto is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”, thus placing the principle of equity in knowledge sharing and information access at the epicentre. Following this spirit, Georgios Chatzigeorgakidis, research associate at Athena Research Center, will be talking about the Hellenic Data Service “HELIX”, a national service which has been developed according to Open Science principles. 

The webinar unfolds in two parts: a. introduction to HELIX functionalities and available ways of interacting with the HELIX Data and, b. presentation of good practices for analysing data using the lab service (HELIX Lab). More specifically, the processes of creating, uploading, publishing and searching for open datasets in the HELIX Data will be explained as well as examples of analysing existing datasets using HELIX Lab Jupyter notebooks will be described. 

Horizon 2020 Open Science Policies and beyond

Horizon 2020 Open Science Policies and beyond

  • Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Horizon 2020 Open Science Policies and beyond by Emilie Hermans (OpenAIRE)

The global shift towards making research findings available free of charge and sharing and opening up the research process, so-called 'Open Science’, has been a core strategy in the European Commission to improve knowledge circulation and innovation.

It is illustrated in particular by the Open Science policies for the EC's framework programme. This webinar will talk about the OS policies for open access to scientific publications and the pilot for research data in Horizon 2020, followed by a preview of what to expect for Open Science in the new Horizon Europe programme.

An overview of the polices will be followed by ample time for questions in this "Ask me Anything" session.

Research Data Management and Legal issues related to research data

Research Data Management and Legal issues related to research data

  • Monday, 21 October 2019

Research Data Management and Legal issues related to research data by S. Venkataraman (DCC) and Thomas Margoni (CREATe)

In this 'double bill' webinar, we first hear about the basic principles of Research Data Management, explained by S. Venkataraman from Digital Curation Centre (DCC). Participants are pointed to essential tools and standards, as well as a number of good practices related to RDM and data management planning.

In the second part of the webinar, Thomas Margoni from CREATe illustrates the legal framework around the complex issue of data ownership and will try to explain in non legal terms what the law says, what researchers need to know, what is the role of Open Science principles in this area, and what kind of supporting material OpenAIRE has produced to assist researchers.

This webinar is organised in collaboration with EOSC-Hub eosc hub hz300dpi

OpenAPC - cost transparency of Open Access publishing

OpenAPC - cost transparency of Open Access publishing

  • Monday, 21 October 2019

OpenAPC - cost transparency of Open Access publishing by Christoph Broschinski and Andreas Czerniak (UNIBI)

In 2014 the OpenAPC project was established at Bielefeld University Library and has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2015 - 2018) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (2018 - 2020).

In this webinar we focus on how institutions can become part of the OpenAPC project. We briefly discuss the data format and processing and how the concept of transparency is applied to all steps of the data lifecycle in OpenAPC.

In addition, we also focus on benefits for participating institutions. Finally, the re-use of OpenAPC data in other projects is shown, in particular the integration of the OpenAPC data set into the OpenAIRE research graph.

Research Community Gateway: Showcasing new developments

  • Thursday, 11 July 2019
The OpenAIRE Research Community Gateway (connect.openaire.eu), facilitates Research Communities adoption of Open Science publishing principles by supporting artefact publishing tools as-a-Service.

Research Community Gateway is a virtual environment to implement Open Science publishing practices:
  • Implement the latest Open Science trends: FAIR data, open data
  • Share all your research results: publications, data, software, methods
  • Link all your research effectively
  • Gather all your research results in one place
  • Monitor and report your community’s progress

This webinar presents how the OpenAIRE-Connect project is building the community gateway to Open Science, their motivations, how it works, focusing on the new developments in the Research Community Gateway, and how Research Managers can manage and personalize their community gateway.

Webinars: H2020 policies on Open Access and Research Data

Webinars: H2020 policies on Open Access and Research Data

Back 2 Back Webinars on H2020 Open Science Policy

  • Wednesday, 12 June 2019

In this webinar on June 12th, our presenters will give an update of current Open Access and Research Data policies in H2020. 

Four Good Practices for Software Development in Open Science (in Greek)

Four Good Practices for Software Development in Open Science (in Greek)

  • Thursday, 06 June 2019

Athena Research Center (ARC), the Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link) and the University of Cyprus Library, being the National Open Access Desks for Greece and Cyprus respectively, are organising a webinar on Open Software in Research as part of their “Open Science webinar series”.

OpenAIRE webinar:

Four Good Practices for Software Development in Open Science

When: Thursday 6 June 2019

Time: 11.00-12.00 EEST

Language of the presentation: Greek

The OpenAIRE team is pleased to welcome guest speaker, Dr Fotis Psomopoulos, bioinformatician and Principal Investigator C' at the Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB), Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) to present ELIXIR’s set of principles for software development in open research environments.

The webinar will be about good practices for developing Open Software, which has gained particular attention along with Big Data, and is now an integral part of Science, with a distinctive example of Life Sciences. Recognizing this important role, ELIXIR as the Pan-European Network of Excellence in Bioinformatics, created a working group aiming at specifying good practices for software development, in line with the Open Science principles. During the presentation, the four key practices and their implementation will be presented in a realistic scenario, followed by a discussion about next steps planned in that direction.


For any questions you may have or for more information, do not hesitate to contact us!



OpenAIRE internal webinar for NOADs and consortium partners: OpenAIRE in EOSC

OpenAIRE internal webinar for NOADs and consortium partners: OpenAIRE in EOSC

  • Wednesday, 05 June 2019

The integration of OpenAIRE’s services and network into EOSC is priority. For us to understand better how OpenAIRE is involved in this new research environment, both at project and national level, we propose a webinar to discuss these issues. Aim: Answer your questions about EOSC. National level involvement. Present the status of EOSC, the Governance model, the Secretariat and the working groups.

The webinar is internal for OpenAIRE NOADs and consortium partners.

Take aways: Pointers for how you at national level can be involved in EOSC

When: June 5th at 13-14 CEST. The meeting will last one hour. You are more than welcome to send questions beforehand via the registration form.

Webinar to Support Open Science Policy Creation and Legal Issues

Webinar to Support Open Science Policy Creation and Legal Issues

  • Monday, 20 May 2019

Are you developing an open science policy in your organization? Do you need extra support to align it to other policies, or information on legal issues on research data such as licensing and copyright issues?

 OpenAIRE is offering a series of webinars targeting Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) that explore policy and legal issues around Open Science/ Open Access. The aim of the webinars is to support RPOs and RFOs in developing and/or aligning their Open Science policies by discussing the elements that a policy should include and legal issues that should be taken into consideration, and presenting the ways in which OpenAIRE can support them in their work through the NOAD network.

 The first one-hour webinar will take place on May 20th, 2019 at 13h CEST and targets stakeholders (from research organisations, funders and ministries) interested in open science policies. The webinar will present the policy templates developed by the OpenAIRE project, followed by examples of practical implementation. The webinar will also focus on how to approach licensing issues in the context of open science policies supported by best practice examples.

This webinar is aimed at: research institutions, research support staff, librarians, policy makers, ministries and funders

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