OpenAIRE Newsletter September 2023

OpenAIRE Newsletter September 2023

 02 July 2024 


#OSFAIR2023: 3 days of Open Science

From September 25 to 27, Madrid was the centre of Open Science for Europe.  382 individuals from 42 countries actively engaged in live discussions and contributed to the development of the next phases for implementing Open Science: 2 inspirational keynote speeches provided insights from both global and European perspectives, 3 panel discussions facilitated debates from thought leaders, and 11 workshops, 24 lightning talks, 13 demos, 40 posters showcased the collaborative efforts of the research community. 


The primary topics included research evaluation with a central focus on Open Science, publishing models and strategies to consolidate the field and garner researcher support, the growing significance of Artificial Intelligence in scholarly communication through Scientific Knowledge Graphs and Large Language Models, and the development of skills for Open Science that extend beyond traditional career trajectories and consider new forms of teaching.

We express our gratitude to the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), our Spanish National Open Access Desk (NOAD), for co-organising  the conference. We take great pride in being recognised as one of the prominent Open Science events organised under the auspices of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.  

What comes next: We are currently making arrangements to distribute the slide decks of all presentations, along with the recorded sessions of the plenary sessions. Stay tuned!

Open Infrastructures for Responsible Research Assessment

We are pleased to announce that OpenAIRE, in collaboration with CWTS at University of Leiden, will co-chair the new COARA Working Group on Open Infrastructures for Responsible Research Assessment. The primary goal of the WG is to help institutions transition from proprietary infrastructure and meta-research information to open and interoperable alternatives.


If you are a member of COARA, we would love to have you participate.

Open Science Indicator Handbook

The PathOS Horizon Europe project has just released the Open Science Indicator Handbook. A comprehensive list of indicators on academic, societal, and economic impact (including reproducibility) has a particular focus on the impact of Open Science itself. It provides, where applicable, ready-to-use recipes to facilitate the operationalisation of indicators. 

The handbook is open to contributions from the community, and the consortium would greatly value your feedback. 


Introducing OpenAIRE open badges for Open Science trainers

OpenAIRE is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative to promote expertise in Open Science training. In order to recognise the diverse backgrounds of those involved in Open Science, this programme will provide participants in Open Science training programmes with digital badges to recognise their successful completion.


Starting with our Train-the-Trainer bootcamps, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a "Open Science Trainer" badge from OpenAIRE upon successful completion of all required assignments.

Slovenian Open Science in the making

The SPOZNAJ project, led by the Central Technical Library at the University of Ljubljana, aligns 21 organisations with Open Science principles over three years. It will create thirty public lectures, four national events, support expert profiles, and an RDM and OS expert catalogue.

Building a Community of EOSC Experts in TĂĽrkiye

Α full-day training programme to a community of people from different regions and disciplines in Türkiye, but with a common goal of open science and a shared belief in the importance of EOSC. 

e-Accessibility: It’s all about the tools!

The OpenAIRE Research Data Management WG has started a series of "coffee breaks" as a means of our members to discuss topics of interest and exchange views. The most recent topic was on e-accessibility and tools to make it happen.

4th OpenAIRE Open Science Train-the-Trainer Bootcamp

Deadline for applications:

8 October 2023

Online interactive training 27 Nov - 1 Dec. The bootcamp will be a fun and active way to learn, with hands-on assignments, networking opportunities, and interactive live sessions in the mornings. You will be able to hear from experts in the field, take part in discussions, and share your own experiences as a trainer.

Open Science, Open Data, Data Management Plans (DMPs), Open Access publishing, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Horizon Europe requirements, OpenAIRE services, and the European Open Science Cloud.

See upcoming events

23 October 08:00am - 27 October 05:00pm


‍Science. Set Free.