January is OpenAIRE compliance month

Interested in learning more about making your repository compliant with the OpenAIRE infrastructure to support and monitor the implementation of the FP7 Open Access pilot?

Want to help your faculty members comply with the Open Access requirements of the European Commission (EC)?

Want to add EC project data to your repository records and use OpenAIRE value-added functionality (post authoring tools, monitoring tools through analysis of document and usage statistics)?

Register for a free online workshop on Monday, January 23, or Tuesday, January 24: How to make your repository OpenAIRE compliant. 

Draft agenda

  • Introduction: OpenAIRE and compliancy with the ERC Scientific Council Guidelines for Open Access and the European Commission Open Access Pilot in FP7.

  • How to make your repository OpenAIRE compliant.

  • Compliancy for DSpace, EPrints and other repository platforms.

  • Questions and Answers.

Book an individual consultation with the OpenAIRE team members on Wednesday, January 25, Thursday, January 26, or Friday, January 27.

Contact person: Pedro Príncipe, Open Access Projects, University of Minho, pedroprincipe[@]sdum.uminho.pt.

Forthcoming tutorials/short videos about making your repository OpenAIRE compliant:

In order to harvest and connect publications to related EC FP7 grant agreement and calculate the percentage of Open Access versus non-Open Access publications, the OpenAIRE project requires repositories to adapt to the OpenAIRE Guidelines. These are low-barrier requirements for OAI-PMH compliant repositories that build on the oai_dc and DRIVER Guidelines.

When your repository is OpenAIRE compliant, its FP7 funded content is harvested periodically, indexed within the OpenAIRE portal and presented in the OpenAIRE search and browse section. In this way, FP7 funded research results deposited in your repository can achieve wider visibility and distribution – and be read, used and cited more widely by the global research community.

Research managers in your institution will be able to compare your institutional performance in FP7 projects with the performance of other institutions in your country and within the European Union using the OpenAIRE FP7 publication statistics tool. You will also save time for researchers at your institution.

Repositories, successfully harvested by the OpenAIRE, are entitled to display the OpenAIRE logo on their website, to certify quality and the global networked status of their content.

The OpenAIRE project team can help you with your targeted advocacy activities to ensure that high quality content is deposited into your repository and then harvested by the OpenAIRE portal. We reach out to the researchers publishing FP7 funded articles and encourage them to self-archive in your repository.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

On behalf of the OpenAIRE team

Pedro Príncipe, Open Access Projects, University of Minho

pedroprincipe[@]sdum.uminho.pt

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager

iryna.kuchma [@] eifl.net

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