OpenAIRE Newsletter February 2017

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Connecting e-Infrastructures through facts in literature

Making archeological data more discoverable, accessible, interconnected,  complete

1.Ariadne smallHow is a rural settlement in England related to the "Inheritance, ecology and the evolution of the canoes of East Oceania"? The ARIADNE e-Infra ecosystem recently developed linkages to OpenAIRE. Using text mining we idenitifed ~300 relations from Grey Literature Reports by the Archaeological Data Service (ADS) and OpenAIRE publications, covering the broader archaeological field, including anthropology, biology, palaeontology, ceramics, architecture.
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The EU is alive with the sound of copyright reform!

Looking at the process of EU copyright reform with a focus on the issue of  text and data mining

2 smallIt is an exciting time at European level if you are involved in copyright reform and access to data. Launched by the European Commission in September 2016, a proposal on copyright in the Digital Single Market is currently making its way through the European Parliament. This involves a fairly complex procedure where the original text is examined, debated  and amended by parliamentarians  in a number of selected committees. One MEP (in this case Therese Comodini-Cachia) is given the mammoth task of steering the parliament Report to a final plenary vote scheduled to take place in July of this year.
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Research data management training materials

Supporting and facilitating your research data management

3a EUDAT logo smallLooking for training materials on research data management? Check out the EUDAT training programme and Research data management open training materials collection curated by Laura Molloy on Zenodo.
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February open access and open science policy news

National Open Access Strategy in Switzerland and National Plan Open Science in the Netherlands

4 cover nationaal plan open science smallThe Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions adopted a national Open Access Strategy, which envisages that all publicly funded publications must be freely accessible by 2024. And National Plan Open Science in the Netherlands calls for full open access to publications in 2020; making research data optimally suited for reuse; examining together how open science can be an element of the evaluation and reward system for researchers, research groups and research proposals; and establishing a ‘clearing house’ for all information regarding all available research support.
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Enlighten Your Research launches 2017 call for Eastern Partnership participation EYR@EaP

Combining Science with Technology

6 EYR EAPlogo2 smallCall for Participation is open for researchers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to submit proposals that highlight how access to internet and compute technologies could significantly improve their research process. The deadline is midnight CET on Friday 7 April 2017. OpenAIRE will provide guidance on open data and open science to the winning applicants.
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Next generation repositories – now open for public comments!

Publication of initial outcomes of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group for public comment

7 coar logo smallThe working group presents 12 user stories that outline priority functionalities for repositories. The document, to which you can provide public comments directly, is available here: Public comments are open from February 7 – March 3, 2017.
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On the road towards a sustainable open access publishing market

Closing workshop of the OpenAIRE FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot

8 lighthouse smallApril 20, 2017, The Hague at the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek). During this workshop, we will not only present the preliminary results from the two-year FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, but we will also gather input from the participants on a Roadmap towards a qualitative and sustainable open access publishing market - one of the intended outcomes of the Pilot. We invite librarians, open access publishers, OpenAIRE NOADs, researchers and other stakeholders interested in sustainable open access publishing. The workshop is free of charge, but as places are limited, registration is required.
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Next OpenAIRE Workshop: Legal Issues in Open Research Data

April 4, 2017, Barcelona. Co-associated with RDA 9th Plenary

5B legal workshop smallOpenAIRE is pleased to announce its next workshop! In this interactive workshop we will be exploring the legal challenges of Open Research Data as well as presenting the upcoming OpenAIRE legal study and the data anonymization service developed by the OpenAIRE IT experts.
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Mark your calendar for upcoming events


IDCC 2018 Beyond FAIR - from principles to practice to global join up
Monday, 19 February 2018 @ NH Collection Barcelona Tower, Barcelona
EOSCpilot All Hands Meeting
Thursday, 08 March 2018 @ Pisa, Italy
International Open Science Conference
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 @ Berlin, Germany
UK OpenAIRE National Workshop
Thursday, 15 March 2018 @ Birmingham
RDA Eleventh Plenary Meeting
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 @ Berlin, Germany
LIBER Annual Conference 2018
Wednesday, 04 July 2018 @ Lille, France