6th National Open Access Conference and the OpenAIRE2020 Turkish Workshop Declaration

With the theme “Open Science for a Better Future", the 6th National Open Access Conference and OpenAIRE Workshop took place at Ege University Ataturk Cultural Center in Izmir, during 24-25 October 2017, hosted by Izmir Institute of Tehcnology. The aim of the event was to raise to awareness on open access, open science and open data and draw attention to harmonization of Open access policy, strategy, legislation, infrastructure and services in Turkey  with the European Union (EU).  Nearly 300 peo...
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Serbia celebrates Open Access Week with ORCID tutorials!

Kickstart your  ORCID ID!  OpenAIRE NOAD in Serbia has released a set of brief video tutorials about ORCID IDs. The video's are in Serbian and should be understood throughout the Western Balkans. They are intended for all those who (still) do not have ORCID profiles, but they may also be useful for registered ORCID users who have not fully set up their profiles. [embed]https://media.rcub.bg.ac.rs/wp-content/uploads/wp-uploads/2017/10/ORC-ID-01-Uvod-06-50.mp4[/embed] Each topic is explained in a ...
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Austria addresses Open Science

Photo: © Universität Wien/ Barbara Mair Against the backdrop of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and other European data initiatives two Open Science events will be held in Vienna in the third week of November. On November 20 th 2017, the first Focus on Open Science -Workshop, an event organised in cooperation with e-infrastructures Austria Plus, LIBER and Scientific Knowledge Services, will take place in Vienna. The event is an introduction to the „disruptive change“ which Open Science br...
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Open Science Workshop Vienna 2017

Graphic record of the Workshop. VerVieVas, CC BY 3.0 AT On September 20th 2017 the Vienna Principles Working Group of the Open Access Network Austria , AT2OA , Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft and Open Knowledge Austria organised the Open Science Workshop at the Austrian Central Library for Physics and Chemistry, which is a special subject library of Vienna’s University Library. This one day event was focussed on providing researchers, research support managers and librarians with information about...
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On Citizen Science at HELSUS Festival

News from a couple of months ago, but still interesting for those interested in citizen science and the link with open science:  On May 20 and 21 the National Open Access Desk (NOADs) of Latvia participated in the HELSUS Knowledge Festival in Jelgava with an information panel about the citizen science movement. The HELSUS Knowledge Festival is devoted to human self-education in various fields. NOADs is a support point in Latvia in connection with issues related to providing open access to resear...
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Open Science policy developments in Estonia

Estonian Research Council coordinates Open Science policy in the country by organizing various events in cooperation with other institutions (including the University of Tartu Library, OpenAIRE NOAD in Estonia). In 2015, Estonian Research Council established the Open Science Expert Group which consists of 14 experts from universities, libraries and other institutions. The group has compiled a document “Open Science in Estonia” that includes general principles and policy recommendations, encourag...
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Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Supporting Open Access journal editors and publishers in Serbia and participating in the Western Balkan Working Group on Open Science SCIndeks is the central hub of the integrated system of quality-controlled scientific publishing in Serbia. The SCIndeks team developed guides and templates to help editorial boards of Serbian Open Access journals to comply with the "new" DOAJ inclusion criteria on publication policy and licensing. New functionalities in editor services were implemented and SCInde...
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The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information and Data

The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information for 2017-2020 was approved by the Government on June 14, 2017. Decree of the Government (in Czech only, no. 444) is available here . The strategy includes open access to publications and data (Data Management Plans) requirements for publicly funded research projects. Interoperable and OpenAIRE compatible open access e-Infrastructure will be built. And awareness raising and educational activities will be conducted. Acco...
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Discovering Research Data Practices at University of Debrecen (Hungary)

guest post by Zsuzsa Szabó, University of Debrecen, OpenAIRE NOAD Hungary Research data management is an emerging issue worldwide. There are several initiatives within the European Union and its member states to implement data management plans and policies. Open access to publicly funded research results published in scholarly journals is an underlying principle in Horizon 2020. The third phase of the OpenAIRE project series, OpenAIRE2020 focuses on research data management, data archiving and s...
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Landscape of Hungarian Repositories 2017

In 2017 Spring the University of Debrecen University and National Library, as OpenAIRE NOAD for Hungary, conducted a survey on Hungarian repositories with the aim to get a clear picture of the present state of the Hungarian institutional repositories. It was a nationwide survey sent to the members of the HUNOR (HUNgarian Open Repositories) list in the form of an online questionnaire and it contained 28 questions, overall 85 items. All but one repositories sent back their answers. The main areas ...
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Swedish OpenAIRE event "Opportunities in Open Science"

On January 19th the National Library of Sweden organised a national OpenAIRE seminar, in collaboration with the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems . Recordings and ppt-slides are available here . This is a summary of the seminar: Gunilla Herdenberg , National Librarian and Director General of the National Library of Sweden, opened the seminar ”Opportunities in Open Science”, which was held in a full auditorium at the National Library of Sweden on the ...
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Croatian Projects Database

Usage of the unique object identifiers is crucial for accomplishing interoperability between different web services and platforms. OpenAIRE has made great progress in linking EC funded projects with publications and research data on the EU level by indexing harvested data and making that information available through the API. In Croatia, we use this API to get the updated project information and besides the EC funded projects, we are also linking research projects by Croatian funding bodies, e.g...
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Swiss Open Access Strategy: Towards the Unrestricted Publication of Research Outputs

At its plenary assembly on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, the Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, adopted a national Open Access Stategy . The strategy aims to provide public access to research publications via the Internet or via open databases as soon as possible. Currently, access to most research outputs is restricted by the terms and conditions of commercial publishers. Commissioned by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the strategy will ...
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Croatian national repository system DABAR & OpenAIRE

For a small academic and research community like Croatia it is important to build national collaborative infrastructure at different levels and for different purposes. Institutional repositories are for last twenty years an important strategy for attaining open access, and provide a key infrastructure for the long-term preservation of digital materials. Apart from HRČAK repository of OA journals (with 415 OA journals) and Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI with more than 30.000 deposited fu...
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Swiss Research Data Management Day 2016

On November 29th 2016 the Swiss RDM Day took place at Rolex Learning Center, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The national workshop for 150 participants was jointly organised by OpenAIRE, the national project Data Life-Cycle Management (DLCM) and its partners (EPFL, ETH Zürich, HES-SO - HEG, University of Basel, University of Zurich, Université de Lausanne and SWITCH). The event provided insights into existing services like OpenAIRE and the upcoming national support services by D...
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Fair data management: best practices and open issues - 14-15 November, Florence, Italy

A two day workshop was held in Florence on November 14th -15th on  sharing, reuse, and reproducibility, curation of  research data. OpenAIRE-Italy (CNR-ISTI and NOAD) was strongly engaged in organizing the event, promoted and sponsored by RDA Europe in collaboration with the universities of Turin, Milan, Bologna, Parma and with the patronage of AISA - the Italian Association for the promotion of Open Science. In light of the FAIR principles and their recent adoption in the EC Guidelines for Data...
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Open Science in Horizon 2020: Serbia OpenAIRE National Workshop

Over 350 researchers attended “Open Science in Horizon 2020”: the Serbia OpenAIRE National Workshop hosted by the University of Belgrade on November 8, 2016.   The event was opened by the Vice Rector of the University of Belgrade and the Deputy Minister of Science. The presentations covered the following topics: " OpenAIRE as a European infrastructure supporting Open Science", " OpenAIRE2020 in Serbia: an overview and successes" and a new Erasmus+ project  " BE-OPEN  (Boosting Engagement of Serb...
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Portuguese OpenAIRE workshop 2016 on "Open Science and the Funders' Requirements: Open Access and Open Data in H2020"

On the November 4th 2016 the Portuguese OpenAIRE national workshop was held in Coimbra, Portugal, at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research of the University of Coimbra. The workshop was focused on the Open Access and Open Data Horizon 2020 requirements but also aimed to have a more comprehensive view of Open Science. With the title "Open Science and the Funders' Requirements: Open Access and Open Data in H2020", this half-day workshop had four main presentations from Stephen Curry, Imperi...
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New French Digital Republic Law boosts support for OA and TDM

On October 7 th 2016, the French Law for a Digital Republic Act (LOI n° 2016-1321 du 7 octobre 2016 pour une République numérique) came into force, following a one year open review process during which the draft law could be improved by citizens. This law introduces new provisions to regulate the digital economy, online cooperative economy, data protection and access to the internet. Two articles are of specific concern for scholarly communication, as they relate directly to open access/open dat...
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Danish OpenAIRE national workshop on challenges and possibilities for Open Science

On the November 16 th 2016 a national workshop was held in Odense, Denmark at the University of Southern Denmark. The workshop opened with the perspective of recent developments in the area of data management in Europe in general and Denmark in particular with focus on Horizon 2020. One of the main developments in Denmark recently is the forming of the National Forum for Research Data Management with participants from all 8 Danish universities, The Royal Library, The State Library and the Nation...
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