to transform society through validated scientific knowledge and allow citizens, educators, funders, civil servants and industry to find ways to make science useful for themselves, their working environments and society.
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to shift scholarly communication towards openness and transparency and facilitate innovative ways to communicate and monitor research.
to assume co-ownership over the development trajectory of an open scholarly communication system by mobilising all research actors to invest together in its components and ensure the community remains at the driving seat.
Foster the Open Science dialogue for policies and their implementation in Europe and beyond. Through our network of 37 National Open Access Desks (NOADs).
Develop guidelines and services that enable content providers, funders and research administrators to interconnect their systems.
Link research outcomes (publications, data, software) to their creators (researchers, institutions, funders) to enable discoverability, transparency, reproducibility.
Train researchers, content providers, policy makers, public agenies, citizens to acquire the skills and competencies to implement Open Science.
Work with worldwide initiatives to promote and share common access policies, standards, protocols, content and technical know-how towards a sustainable open global research ecosystem.
Support 3rd party providers to build innovative scholarly communication services and value-added services to foster a better understanding of scientific knowledge.
Our values and principles.
OpenAIRE’s mission is closely linked to the mission of the European Commission: to provide unlimited, barrier free, open access to research outputs financed by public funding in Europe. OpenAIRE fulfils the EOSC vision with operations already providing the glue for user and research driven functionalities, whether these come from the long tail of science (repositories and local support) or domain disciplined research communities or Research Infrastructures.
OpenAIRE was funded by the EC 7th Framework Programme (FP7) to support the implementation of Open Access in Europe. It provided the means to promote and realize the widespread adoption of the Open Access Policy, as set out by the ERC Scientific Council Guidelines for Open Access and the Open Access (OA) pilot launched by the European Commission (EC).
OpenAIREplus (2nd Generation of Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) expanded the publication repository networks to collaborate with data providers from domain specific scientific areas supporting the management of and interlinking between scientific data. The NOAD network was expanded to 31 countries, while the project leveraged its international connections to contribute to common standards, data issues and interoperability on a global level.
Support OA mandate for all projects and pilot for Open Data in Horizon 2020. OpenAIRE2020 brought together professionals from 50 European institutions, including research libraries, open scholarship organisations, national e-Infrastructure, data experts, IT and legal researchers. The National Open Access Desks (NOADs) expanded to 33 countries.
Deliver services for a uniform exchange of research artefacts (literature, data, and methods) with semantic links between them across among research communities and content providers: the Research Community Dashboard and a Catch-All Notification Broker, both out-of-the-box, on demand, deployable tools via an end-user driven approach via the involvement of 5 Research communities.
A new phase for consolidating services and operating a trusted e-Infrastructure within the European Open Science Cloud. National Open Access Desks (NOADs) become a pivotal part within their own national data infrastructures, positioning Open Access and Open Science onto national agendas.
Improve and enhance the discoverability of scientific services and data resources by further developing and widening the catalogue of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
A new phase for operating the OpenAIRE services and providing access via EOSC and extending the OpenAIRE portofolio with additional scholarly communictions services: EpiSciences, Open Citations, OpenAPC.
Integrate, consolidate, and connect e-infrastructures, research communities, and initiatives in Open Science to further develop the EOSC Portal, EOSC-Core and EOSC-Exchange of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).