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OpenAIRE Open Peer Review Tenders: Selected Projects


OpenAIRE Open Peer Review Tenders     A large number of quality proposals were submitted as a result of our tender call for Open Peer Review prototypes, making the decision very difficult. But...

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OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers Released


Newly published: OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS managers. OpenAIRE collects metadata from a variety of data sources: publication repositories, data archives and CRIS across Europe and beyond. Interoperability guidelines are defined for...

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"LA Referencia" updated guidelines aligning with OpenAIRE


Latin America takes decisive steps to adopt OpenAIRE guidelines.   LA Referencia, the Latin America Open Access Repositories network, adopts major elements of OpenAIRE Guidelines to improve global interoperability. LA Referencia is...

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The DLI Service: an open one-for-all data-literature interlinking service


Getting the full potential out of research data publishing   Sharing links between the published literature and datasets is crucial to achieve the full potential of research data publishing. This article presents...

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High Ranking OA publications in OpenAIRE


Find out the five European countries with the largest number of published articles in open access in OpenAIRE   According to updated data storage, Russia entered the top five European countries by...

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OpenAIRE Publication: Supporting a European OA Mandate


Find out more about how OpenAIRE works in a recent article in College and Research Libraries.

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The Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot and the ZENODO data repository: an Ope…


A new development in Horizon 2020 is the Open Research Data Pilot, which aims to improve and maximise access to the research data generated by EU-funded projects. Benefits of taking...

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Webinars on Open Access and Open Research Data Pilot in H2020


On May 28, 2015, OpenAIRE organised a webinar on the Open Access to Publications Mandate in Horizon 2020. The webinar was run by Inge Van Nieuwerburgh (UGent) and lasted for...

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Horizon 2020 Open Access mandate: OpenAIRE webinar


Did you know that if you are receiving Horizon2020 funding you have to make all your publications Open Access? Join our free webinar, led by Inge Van Nieuwerburgh (Ghent University...

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Not Enough: Elsevier's Sharing Policy not as Open as it seems


Global coalition of organizations denounce the policy and urge Elsevier to revise the new sharing policy. OpenAIRE signs statement disagreeing with Elsevier's new sharing policy....    

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Success Story: Disseminating research via OpenAIRE


Researchers can find compliance to funding agencies' OA demands a challenge. The Spanish National Research Council, CSIC, has come up with innovative ways of supporting them to deposit articles and make...

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Sweden: Open Access for the long-term


The Swedish Research Council has been tasked by the Government to produce national guidelines for open access to scientific information. The proposed guidelines have been presented to the government.

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Stichting eIFL.net

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eIFLStichting eIFL.net (EIFL) is an international not-for-profit organisation with a base in Europe and a global network of partners. We work with libraries around the world to enable sustainable access to high quality digital information for people in developing and transition countries. Founded in 1999, EIFL began by advocating for affordable access to commercial e-journals for academic and research libraries in Central and Eastern Europe. Today, EIFL partners with libraries and library consortia in more than 60 developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. Our work has also expanded to include other programmes designed to increase access to knowledge.

EIFL’s mission is to enable access to knowledge through libraries in developing and transition countries for sustainable economic and social development. EIFL’s unique approach is to partner with libraries organised in national library consortia (groups of libraries that share common goals) thereby effectively reaching millions of people. Our partners in Eastern Europe are Consortium of Estonian Libraries Network (ELNET), State agency "Culture information systems" in Latvia, Lithuanian Research Library Consortium (LMBA), Poznan Foundation of Scientific Libraries, and Consortium of Slovene Electronic Collections (COSEC). 

Our core initiatives
  • Access to Knowledge for Education, Learning and Research – ensuring well-resourced libraries, modern ICT infrastructure and skilled staff to provide essential support to students and scholars. EIFL programmes in this area include: e-resource licensing, open access, copyright for libraries, and free and open software for libraries.
  • Access to Knowledge for Sustainable Livelihoods – helping to transform lives through innovative services in public libraries. EIFL's Public Library Innovation Program provides support for activities in this area.

EIFL-Open Access (OA) programme has been part of our activity since 2005. Through the EIFL-OA programme, we advocate for the adoption of open access policies and mandates by research funding agencies, universities and research organisations.  Through capacity building, we enable libraries to launch and sustain open access repositories in order to maximise the visibility and usage of research output.  We also encourage open access publishing initiatives in developing and transition countries and provide updates on open access to data and open educational resources.

The EIFL-OA Programme

  • Advocates for open access polices in EIFL network, provides consultations and advise;
  • Builds capacities to set up open access repositories and to ensure their long term sustainability;
  • Educates the research communities and students about changing scholarly communication landscape and open access business models;
  • Promotes open access publishing initiatives;
  • Encourages knowledge sharing through peer-to-peer learning, by identifying best practice case studies, and organising regional and national training events.
  • Empowers library professionals, scientists and scholars, educators and students to become open access advocates.

Our Achievements

  • The EIFL Open Access (OA) programme has been chosen as the winner of the 2011 SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications.
  • EIFL-OA and partner countries outreach efforts have led to higher visibility and impact of scholarly publications, international co-operation, and community building.
  • There are  440+ open repositories and 3,400+ open access journals in EIFL partner countries.
  • Open access policies  that ensure that research funded by institutions is made freely available have now been adopted by 33 organisations in the EIFL Network.
  • There are EIFL-OA Coordinators in all EIFL partner countries that benefit from EIFL training and support in order to conduct  national awareness raising and advocacy campaigns.
  • EIFL –OA plays a leading role in advocacy at the international level; we are a co-organiser of International Open Access Week; a founding member of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR); and an associate member of Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).
  • EIFL-OA organised 62 awareness raising, advocacy and capacity building events and workshops in 2003-2011 in 35 countries with participants from over 50 countries.
Contact persons
  • Rima Kupryte
  • Iryna Kuchma: iryna.kuchma[at]eifl.net
  • Gwen Franck: gwen.franck[at]eifl.net
  • Andrius Krisciunas

OpenAIRE proudly announces the projects selected as a result of our tender call for Open Peer Review prototypes... http://t.co/h9eQDGKte3

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