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Guides for Funders, Institutions and Research Initiatives

Why OpenAIRE Monitor

Benefits in its use

  • Your research outputs count

    The assessment of research activities is a key step in the decision-making process for every organisation investing in such activities; whether it is:

    • a Funder evaluating the proper allocation of grants to maximise societal impact,
    • an Institution looking to find hidden potential and room-for-improvement areas, or
    • a Research Initiative considering expanding its network, to name a few examples.

    The reliable and timely monitoring and evaluation of research activities are indispensable for the efficient allocation of resources and the overall decision-making process.

    OpenAIRE MONITOR ( is an on-demand service built upon the OpenAIRE Graph providing tailored dashboards to Funders, Institutions and Research Initiatives (RIs), populated with well-documented metrics and indicators of research activities. It streamlines the tracking and assessment of an organisation's research impact, fostering transparency and empowering informed decision-making.


    By joining OpenAIRE MONITOR, funders have the opportunity to make a difference by gaining comprehensive insights into the impact of their research funding, making evidence-based decisions, fostering collaboration, promoting open science, and influencing research policy. Together with the OpenAIRE community, funders can drive positive change and unlock the full potential of research for the benefit of society.


  • Compliance

    OpenAIRE is the authoritative source for EC, and it is used by other funders to view the outcomes, publications, research data, software and other research products produced by the research groups it funds. Through OpenAIRE you can get more information about the research outputs of the projects you finance and give them more visibility, because we collect and process all the data you need in one place - OpenAIRE MONITOR.
  • Easy reporting

    In addition, OpenAIRE allows the researcher and/or administrator to gather the outcomes of their projects all in a single webpage in order to simplify reporting.

    OpenAIRE can also provide advance analytics on demand that can be exported with the ease of a click.

  • Transparent infrastructure

    OpenAIRE stands for an open and transparent policy on open science, to empower a research infrastructure that gives access to all funded research results (research literature, datasets, software and other research products).

    Therefore open access, open research data and open science require participatory and joined-up infrastructures in order to embed a culture of ‘open’ and ‘transparent’ in national funder and institutional policies.

  • Interoperability

    There are many aspects related to Open Access which require a variety of accompanying aligned policies and efficient, interlinked infrastructures for a seamless Open Science environment. The data within these rich information infrastructures needs to be connected and interoperable, in order to provide a free and instant access to scholarly communication outputs. OpenAIRE already has an active participation in these matters, since it supports European funders, with policy implementation and actively supports countries with national Open Access / Open Science policies and with EC directives.

  • Policies and mandates

    There are significant economic, social and educational benefits in making research outputs available to access without financial, legal and technical barriers. Open Access (OA) incorporates national research into an interoperable network of global knowledge, increases national research impact, provides new research partnerships, and removes professional isolation.

    Open science is a policy priority for the European Commission and the standard method of working under its research and innovation funding programmes as it improves the quality, efficiency and responsiveness of research.

    For more information about policies and mandates see our guide here.

  • More information

    OpenAIRE MONITOR: Personalised research monitoring

    OpenAIRE MONITOR factsheet

    OpenAIRE MONITOR user guide


Updated date: June, 2023
Publication date: May, 2019

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