GDPR and the research process: What you need to know

On 25 May, 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), EU regulation 2016/679, took effect and now governs the processing of personal data. The purpose of the GDPR is to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to encourage the lawful free flow of data across Europe . In the same vein, the GDPR also impacts scientific research activities. The GDPR lays down general principles as well as provisions relating to specific da...
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Workshop Monitoring Open Access in the Netherlands

*Published on behalf of Elly Dijk, NOADs for the Netherlands* In the Netherlands, the former State Secretary Sander Dekker outlined in a letter to the Dutch House of Representatives in November 2013 that the Dutch government wishes that publicly funded research should in principle be freely accessible. He aimed to have 60% of Dutch academic articles available through open access within five years (2019) and 100% within ten years (2024). In April 2016 at the Amsterdam Conference ‘ Open Science – ...
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Open Social Sciences Summer with BITSS

***post authored by Lisa Matthias *** Ensuring a summer full of open science fun, the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) announced two exceptional opportunities: the  Transparent and Open Social Science Research MOOC  goes into the next round, and applications for the  Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training  (RT2) are now open! For more information, see below. Transparent and Open Social Science Research MOOC When:  July 9, 20...
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Why is this a good Data Management Plan?

It’s not just colonel Hannibal Smith, who loves it when a plan comes together. Don’t we all? On a more serious note, this also holds for Data Management Plans or DMPs. In a DMP a researcher or research team describes what data goes into a project (reuse) and comes out of it (potential reuse), How the team takes care of the data, and Who is allowed to do What with the data When. Just like a project plan a DMP undergoes a reviewing process. Often, however, researchers share their draft version and...
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OpenDOAR and OpenAIRE Priority Repositories: An Update

OpenDOAR, is a Jisc -run, authoritative D irectory of O pen A ccess R epositories and each OpenDOAR repository listed has been reviewed by a member of staff to ensure that the OpenDOAR entry is accurate. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories. We currently have the original version and a new beta version of the directory, which enables making requests to be included easier to manage for both repository managers and for Jisc ...
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Published or Private: How to do both? via OpenAIRE-Advance & EOSC-hub

  The research life-cycle made easy using OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub services:  making data open yet anonymous Becky is an early career social scientist. She is excited to have been offered a competitive post in a well-established department to work on an international EC Horizon 2020 5-year research project with many partners. The project started a year before she arrived, and her institution leads the research on the language used to describe immigration in the national press. Data Everywhere Becky...
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Open Science in Indonesia

*Terima kasih to Afrilya, Surya Dalimunthe, Sami Kandha Dipura, and Dasapta Erwin Irawan from the Open Science Team Indonesia for their valuable input for this post. ***post authored by Lisa Matthias *** Last month, the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education   (IGDORE) hosted their first Open Science Meetup in Ubud, Indonesia. Despite being a small group of participants, many different nationalities, disciplines, and professions were represented. During the 5-da...
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Citizen Science: Schools across Europe Study Earthquakes

Preparing the next generation of citizen scientists via the study of earthquakes OpenAIRE and Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) are in the process of producing a new scientific journal, “Open Schools Journal for Open Science” intended for and prepared by young people. It will work along a parallel citizen science project for schools across Europe with the use of school-based seismographs. The latter, named ‘Schools Study Earthquakes’ has begun as a joined initiative of Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) and th...
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FOSTERplus project organised the FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

  Check out recent activities and future developments Soon after the release of the Open Science Training Handbook , an interesting resource that provides theoretical notions and practical guidance on how to organize open science training, and the Roadmap for Implementing Open Science Training Practices in Research Institutions , an important advocacy resource, the FOSTER Plus project organised the FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp . The goal of this event was to further develop the part...
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The National OpenAIRE workshop for the UK

On the 15 th of March 2018, we ran the national OpenAIRE workshop for the UK in Birmingham; during the day, there were presentations on three separate projects: Mike Mertens talked about OpenAIRE2020 , which concludes at the end of June 2018 and OpenAIRE Advance , which continues much of the work of OpenAIRE2020 until December 2020 consolidating those achievements while working to shift the momentum among its communities to Open Science, aiming to be a trusted e-Infrastructure within the realms ...
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OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers updated

This is to announce the draft publication of the updated OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers . As of January 31st, 2018, the updated version has been completed for the CRIS Guidelines that were originally released in July 2015 . The current release is published under an RFC status.   OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers, version 1.1 Jan Dvořák, Andrea Bollini, Laurent Remy (editors) The Guidelines specify the interoperability layer between Current Research Information Systems (CRIS’s) an...
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Transitioning towards Open Access: New assignments for the National Library of Sweden

As of 2018, the National Library of Sweden (NLS) has received two new assignments from the Swedish Government regarding open access to publicly funded scientific publications. These will serve to monitor and assess national developments towards Open Access. First, the NLS shall report the total cost of publication in Sweden , comprising subscription fees, publication charges (APCs), and additional administrative expenses. Secondly, the NLS will develop assessment criteria based on the ...
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Challenges and opportunities for Open Science

***post authored by Lisa Matthias *** November was packed with events around Open Science and scholarly communication. From November 11-13th, Berlin was flooded with students and early career researchers from all over the world, all enthusiastic about spending these three days at OpenCon . During the conference, attendees learnt about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data through presentations, regional workshops, and hands-on experience to advance "Open" in their communities. Following Ope...
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Repositories of the future

Repositories forming a distributed global knowledge network have the potential to promote the transformation of the scholarly communication ecosystem and advance the OA scholarly communication infrastructure towards a “scholarly commons “. One of the barriers is a lack of web-based integration with other innovative scholarly services. There is a clear need for repository platforms to adopt modern web-technologies and protocols that will allow them to better interact with more innovative and soph...
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Research Data Management related-resources in OpenAIRE

*posted on behalf of Marjan Grootveld, DANS ( @MarjanGrootveld )* During Open Access Week 2017, OpenAIRE and FOSTERplus tried out a new format for a webinar on Research Data Management called “Flip the Classroom”. Participants were asked to submit their questions in advance so that they could be addressed during the presentation - more than 20 questions were submitted and 60 people participated in the webinar. Marjan Grootveld from DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services)  introduced OpenAIR...
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Meeting of La Referencia Directive Council: OpenAIRE, La Referencia and COAR discussed ongoing collaboration and their strengthening in 2018

On September 27 to 29 the Directive Council of La Referencia, the regional repository network from Latin America, met in Buenos Aires, Argentina. La Referencia was created five years ago and currently brings together nine national nodes and aggregates almost 1,5 million documents. The meeting , with representatives from Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Colombia, Argentina and Costa Rica confirmed the broadening of the focus of La Referencia from open access to open science, discussed th...
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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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Collaborative annotations for preprint repositories

Guest post by Alexander Naydenov, co-founder of PaperHive Preprint repositories like arXiv, SSRN and Zenodo have become an integral part of the research workflows in their respective disciplines. University repositories and initiatives like bioRxiv and the preprint servers supported by the Open Science Framework are following in their footsteps. Authors expect fast dissemination of their results and feedback for improving their manuscripts. Readers would like to easily discover new research with...
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OpenAIRE Position Paper on Open Research Europe

  Introduction The European Commission recently announced plans to create "Open Research Europe" (ORE), an online platform allowing rapid, Open Access (OA) publication of Horizon 2020 related peer reviewed articles and preprints. The platform aims to be a fast, cost-effective high-quality service, with mechanisms for open review and alternative metrics. It will be a free, complimentary (i.e., non-compulsory) service for H2020 beneficiaries. In developing such a service, the EC will join a g...
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EOSC Declaration: OpenAIRE's Response

OpenAIRE welcomes and endorses the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Declaration and the vision of European Open Science. As stated in the EOSC summit on 12.6.17 OpenAIRE has often emphasised that while EOSC develops a European research data commons, the scope should be broader. In our view and experience, EOSC must take a holistic approach and address all stages of scientific knowledge production, sharing and dissemination as integral parts of the Open Science agenda. More specifically, and to...
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