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RGPD y aspectos legales relacionados con la gestión de datos de investigación

RGPD y aspectos legales relacionados con la gestión de datos de investigación

Seminario en español

  • Tuesday, 23 June 2020

La Fundación Española para la Ciencia y Tecnología (FECYT), como NOAD para España del proyecto OpenAIRE, organiza este seminario web sobre RGPD y aspectos legales en la gestión de datos de investigación. 

En este webinar se proporcionará una perspectiva legal sobre la gestión de datos de investigación, tanto teórica como práctica: ¿Cómo se manejan los datos personales sensibles en investigación? ¿Cuáles son los posibles problemas de privacidad cuando se utilizan datos personales en una investigación? ¿Qué se necesita saber sobre la RGPD y la nueva directiva PSI?

El contenido del seminario será relevante para investigadores, bibliotecarios y administradores de investigación de todos los campos (incluidas las ciencias sociales y las humanidades). Habrá también tiempo para preguntas y respuestas durante la sesión, además de poder enviar preguntas a través de este formulario.

Una vez realizada la inscripción, recibirá el enlace del seminario web en el correo electrónico recordatorio enviado.

Open Science, Open Access FAIR data, EOSC: three webinars in Italian

  • Friday, 19 June 2020
    Monday, 22 June 2020
    Thursday, 25 June 2020

OpenAIRE in collaborazione con l’Unità di progetto Formazione dell’Università di Torino organizza un corso online sui tempi della Open Science, Open Access, dati FAIR e European Open Science Cloud.
In un ciclo di tre incontri della durata di 2 ore ciascuno vedremo insieme

  • la crisi della attuale comunicazione scientifica e l’alternativa Open (con strumenti per aprire ogni passo del ciclo della ricerca)
  • Open Access in pratica, con una panoramica sulle politiche europee per testi e dati e sulla European Open Science Cloud- come gestire i dati della ricerca, come renderli FAIR – ai fini della European Open Science Cloud – e come aprirli, se e quando possibile.

Open Science Open Access – 1° incontro
venerdì, giugno 19, 2020
10:00 | (UTC+02:00) | 2 ore

Open Science Open Access – 2° incontro
lunedì, giugno 22, 2020
14.00 | (UTC+02:00) | 2 ore

Open Science Open Access – 3° incontro

giovedì, giugno 25, 2020
14.00| (UTC+02:00)  | 2 ore

Interoperability in EOSC: OpenAIRE Guidelines for repositories

  • Thursday, 11 June 2020

Athena Research Center and University of Cyprus Library, in the context of joint activities performed for OpenAIRE and NI4OS-Europe, organize a webinar to inform about repositories’ interoperability within the EOSC ecosystem. The webinar is part of the regular series of the Greek and Cypriot NOADs that aim to spread awareness to and facilitate adoption of important and relevant Open Science principles by their academic and research communities. 

This month the focus is on best practices for institutional and thematic repositories and on compliance with standards and protocols that enable effective and lossless information exchange between heterogeneous systems.

When? Thursday, 11 June 2020

Time: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm EEST

Language of presentation: Greek

Target audience: Repository managers

We are pleased to announce that guest speakers of this webinar are Antonis Lempesis and Stefania Martziou, Research Associates at Athena Research Center and members of the OpenAIRE technical team. 

Accessing scientific results which are available on digital infrastructures, such as repositories, is an important Open Science practice. Adoption of policies and standards as well as training for using repositories enhance, among other things, accessibility, findability and reusability of scientific outputs. Lately, there is a growing need for research data and services/ infrastructures which produce, share and preserve this data to follow the FAIR principles. However, data heterogeneity could have a negative effect on interoperability of systems. A solution to this challenge is provided by OpenAIRE for over ten years now, through specialised services which are also supported by NI4OS-Europe and EOSC. 

Repository managers will have the opportunity to be informed and explore:

  • the OpenAIRE Guidelines for enhancing interoperability
  • the Validator service for assessing repositories’ interoperability
  • the Repository Dashboard: a web service for content providers


the OpenAIRE data anonymization tool

  • Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Speaker: Manolis Terrovitis (Athena Research Centre)
Date: June 10th 2020
Time: 2 PM CEST

Amnesia is a flexible data anonymization tool that transforms relational and transactional databases to dataset where formal privacy guaranties hold. Amnesia transforms original data to provide k-anonymity and km-anonymity: the original data are transformed by generalizing (i.e., replacing one value with a more abstract one) or suppressing values to achieve the statistical properties required by the anonymization guaranties. Amnesia employs visualization tools and supportive mechanisms to allow non expert users to anonymize relational and object-relational data. 

Amnesia is implemented in java and javascript and it can be used as a standalone application or as a service. Moreover, it provides a ReST service API to allow the incorporation of its anonymization engine to other information systems. The tool is available through OpenAIRE and it has been used in several research projects including MEDA and MyHealthMyData.


Dr. Manolis Terrovitis  is a Researcher at the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI) of Research Center Athena. His research work includes big data analytics, data privacy and anonymization methods. He received his PhD from the National Technical University of Athens (2007) and has been with the Department of Computer Science of The University of Hong Kong as a post-doctoral researcher (2007-2008). In 2009 he joined IMSI, first as a post-doctoral researcher and then as a Researcher. Google Scholar reports over 1900 citations to his work, which includes publications to some of the most prestigious venues in data management (VLDB, VLDBJ, TKDE etc). He has served as president of the Hellenic Accreditation System and a member of the Board of Directors of Information Society S.A. He head of Amnesia development in Athena RC and he has been involved in several national and EU funded R&D projects.  He has worked as a consultant at the private and public sector on the design and performance optimization of information systems and he is working as a Data Protection Officer in the National Network for Precision Medicine in Cardiology and in Oncology. Moreover, he has extensive experience on the application of privacy-by-design principles in the information ecosystems.

Plan S: Taking stock of the current situation and new developments

Plan S: Taking stock of the current situation and new developments

  • Wednesday, 27 May 2020

This OpenAIRE Policy and Legal Task Force webinar focuses on recent developments around Plan S. Johan Rooryck, cOAlition S Open Access Champion, talks about cOAlition S and what Research funding organizations in cOAlition S want; research visibility; Plan S: strong principles; implementation guidance: key challenges, routes to compliance, transformative arrangements; implementation: developing a Journal Checker Tool; working with key stakeholders: researchers, early career researchers, publishers, universities; and other activities: transparent pricing and Fair Open Access Alliance (FOAA), non-APC funding models and cOAlition S office. Niamh Brennan, Trinity College Dublin and OpenAIRE NOAD in Ireland, talks about Ireland’s experience with its National Open Science Strategy and Plan S: the scholarly publishing landscape in Ireland, Ireland’s Open Access Repository Network and National Open Access Research Portal http://rian.ie, HRB Open Research, National Open Research Forum, mapping national OA Policy to Plan S (1st iteration), National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment – ‘Plan S-friendly’ – but its primary concern is to be more ‘Irish research-friendly, ‘AmeliCA-friendly’ – in terms of its emphasis on academy-based infrastructures and on  alternatives to fee-based publishing and supportive of scholarly communication initiatives in the Global South, stressing equity, bibliodiversity and revisiting the issues of copyright and licences, immediate Open Access & Choice of Open Access Route calling to end publisher embargoes on researchers self-archiving their AAMs, and diamond publishing. The webinar recording also includes questions and discussion.

OpenAIRE PROVIDE Dashboard for Turkish repository managers

OpenAIRE PROVIDE Dashboard for Turkish repository managers

  • Wednesday, 20 May 2020
This webinar highlights the functionalities of the PROVIDE Dashboard, new developments and features.
bilingual webinar (English and Turkish)
Accesso aperto nelle scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente

Accesso aperto nelle scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente

Un seminario sull’Open Science e gli strumenti per aprire la conoscenza

  • Thursday, 14 May 2020

Organizzato da IGG e ISTI attraverso il National Open Access Desk di OpenAIRE, il seminario intende guardare al mondo dell’Open Science dal punto di vista specifico delle scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente.

Quali sono le ragioni alla base delle politiche europee sull’Open Science e come si declinano nello specifico delle scienze della Terra? Nel seminario in programma per il 14 maggio si parlerà delle motivazioni che spingono ad adottare pratiche per rendere la scienza più aperta e trasparente, con un taglio disciplinare specifico, quello appunto delle discipline della Terra e dell’ambiente. 

Il seminario Open Science: come dare accesso aperto alla conoscenza, Un focus sulle scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente affronterà gli aspetti di base e fornirà alcuni strumenti pratici, tra cui:

  • le motivazioni alla base dell’Open Science
  • l’Open Access alla letteratura scientifica
  • la gestione dei dati della ricerca (aspetti legali, dati FAIR e dati open)
  • l’Open Science e le infrastrutture europee per le scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente.

Saranno fornite indicazioni su strumenti e buone pratiche utili a inserire la scienza aperta nel ciclo quotidiano della ricerca, mostrandone i vantaggi e le implicazioni etiche. Una parte del seminario sarà dedicata agli obblighi previsti dai finanziamenti della Commissione Europea in H2020 e nel prossimo programma quadro Horizon Europe. Inoltre si getterà uno sguardo ai  passi compiuti in questi anni dalla Commissione Europea a favore della Open Science, anche attraverso la costituzione di Infrastrutture di ricerca dedicata alle scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente.

Il seminario durerà 1 ora e 30 minuti, seguiti da altri 30 minuti per le domande e la discussione.

Il seminario è pensato per ricercatori afferenti al dipartimento di scienze della Terra e dell’ambiente del CNR e in generale per tutto il personale di ricerca che lavora su progetti finanziati dalla Commissione Europea.

Docenti: Emma Lazzeri (CNR-ISTI, Pisa), Mariasilvia Giamberini (CNR-IGG) e Gina Pavone (CNR-ISTI, Pisa)

Appuntamento al 14 maggio, dalle 11:00 alle 13:00.

Compilando questo form potrete registrarvi e ottenere il link per assistere al webinar 

La registrazione del webinar, le slide e tutto il materiale di supporto saranno resi accessibili attraverso questa pagina.

Cooperative Non-APC Publishing Models

Cooperative Non-APC Publishing Models

Joint AmeliCA/Canadian Research Knowledge Network/Coalition Publica/OpenAIRE webinar

  • Monday, 11 May 2020

Discussion about non-APC strategies, challenges and recommendations and a global collective action. Arianna Becerril-García (Executive Director, Redalyc, Professor, UAEM, Chair, AmeliCA) talks about AmeliCA - a multi-institutional community-driven initiative supported by UNESCO and led by Redalyc and CLACSO aimed to provide a cooperative, sustainable, protected and non-comercial infrastructure for Open Knowledge. Tanja Niemann (Executive Director, Érudit) and Jason Friedman (Manager, Member and Metadata Services, Canadian Research Knowledge Network) talk about Coalition Publica and the Partnership for Open Access: Canada's Cooperative Non APC Publishing Model. Jean-Claude Guédon discusses the current landscape, challenges, collaborations, "inside-out" libraries (Lorcan Dempsey's vocabulary), and provides recommendations about fostering a richer bibliodiversity and ensuring publication and access equality for all. And Iryna Kuchma (EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, OpenAIRE) presents the OpenAIRE report Towards Sustainable Cooperative and Non-APC Publishing Model

Open Research Gateway for the ELIXIR-GR Infrastructure

  • Wednesday, 06 May 2020


Athena Research Center and the Institute of Applied Biosciences of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas, in the context of collaborative activities undertaken between the OpenAIRE Greek NOAD and ELIXIR-GR, also supported by the RDA Ambassador programme, join forces to inform their communities about new services available for research and tailored support provided through their networks.

We invite you to take part in this collaborative webinar:

“Open Research Gateway for the ELIXIR-GR Infrastructure”

When? Wednesday, May 6 2020

Time? 11.00 - 13.00 EEST

Language: English

Target Audience: Researchers, Early Career Researchers, Health Sciences Librarians

The webinar will consist of a set of presentations, a demo and a virtual break out session. It will start with setting the scene by communicating work performed in OpenAIRE, RDA and ELIXIR-GR, both separately and collectively. It will then proceed to demonstrate the OpenAIRE Research Community Dashboard and provide hands-on exercises for participants to follow in groups. 

The demo and the hands-on session will be about OpenAIRE services for Open Science offered to research communities and research infrastructures, with a focus on services for research performed in the ELIXIR-GR network. Moreover, participants will explore the possibilities of the Open Research Gateway for ELIXIR-GR (https://beta.elixir-gr.openaire.eu/), developed in order to collect in one single entry point all research artefacts produced by various services and tools of the ELIXIR infrastructure. They will also have the opportunity to use the gateway, provide their feedback, suggest new functionalities and features, and discuss how Open Science practices can be promoted, implemented and monitored in their research field.

Agenda has as follows:

- General introduction, welcome, etc (Thanasis Vergoulis, ATHENA RC / ELIXIR-GR ~5')
- Introduction to RDA (Fotis Psomopoulos, INAB|CERTH / RDA Ambassador on Bioinformatics ~5’)
- Introduction to OpenAIRE and the Greek node (Elli Papadopoulou, ATHENA RC / OpenAIRE Greek NOADs coordinator~15')
- Open Research Gateway for ELIXIR-GR Infrastructure (Alessia Bardi, CNR / OpenAIRE RCD product manager ~30-45')
- Q&A (15'-30')
- Breakout sessions for practical use of the ELIXIR-GR Open Research Gateway (supported by OpenAIRE technical team colleagues: Pedro Príncipe and André Viera from UMinho, Miriam Baglioni from CNR ~30')


GDPR and Research: Where We Stand

  • Monday, 04 May 2020



The National Open Access Desks in Greece and Cyprus, continue their webinar series to inform about key Open Science issues in support of their scientific and academic communities’ needs. This month, the focus is on the General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR and its application to the research process.

OpenAIRE Webinar: “GDPR and Research: Where We Stand”

When: May 4, 2020

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EEST

Language of Presentation: Greek

Target Audience: Librarians, Academics, Researchers, Students

We are pleased to announce that the guest speaker of this webinar is legal expert Prodromos Tsiavos, Legal Adviser of "Athena" Research & Innovation Center and OpenAIRE.

The GDPR complexity resulted in the need to better understand the regulation’s provisions and how it is applied in the research conduct, also in line with Open Science. The purpose of the webinar is to analyze important issues surrounding the application of the Regulation at all stages of the research lifecycle. More specifically, the webinar will examine the following:

  • The basic concepts of GDPR
  • The exception for scientific research
  • Special categories of personal data
  • Management of personal data within the research cycle
  • Digital services for Open Science and GDPR

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OpenAIRE has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreements No. 777541 and 101017452 (see all).

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