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15 funders in openaire:  eight European countries  represented!

OpenAIRE has established itself as a key infrastructure for open access publications and engages a variety of stakeholders - funders, researchers, data providers, research support services. In the past, OpenAIRE worked with the European Commission and the European Research Council, but as Open Science policies are progressively becoming mainstream, not just at EC level but also at national levels, OpenAIRE is now expanding its services to national funders as well. Funders from 10 different countries - including eight European countries, the USA, and Australia - have already joined OpenAIRE.


Joined up policies: the way forward

Given that research is a global endeavor, publicly funded research outputs should be easy to find, openly accessible, and seamlessly integrated with other systems. OpenAIRE promotes funder integration at a national level and provides an effective infrastructure to ensure effortless workflows and being part of the EOSC. Synchronising infrastructures that serve Open Access policies is crucial for successful policy implemetation and monitoring its progress. OpenAIRE is improving this synchronisation by actively supporting national infrastructures. 

Overview of services 

  • Align and support Open Access policies
  • Reporting and analysis of research impact
  • View overall funder/funding stream statistics (facets over time, data source, institution, etc.)
  • View individual project pages for each project, and filter publications/data by funder and browse by specific funding streams
  • Claim functionality - link research results available for all national funders 
  • OpenAIRE Inference -  enriched links from the information inference system are available via the dashboard.
    OpenAIRE's broker service identifies all links between publications and projects, which are automatically delivered to funders
  • Zenodo 
  • Open OpenAIRE API

building on and benefiting from a suite of services 

As a funder your research output counts. What publications come out of your funding streams? How many of these publications are Open Access? You will
also want to monitor progress and track your funding impact. OpenAIRE provides funders with Open Science implementation and monitoring services and produces a 360° picture of the impact of research funding.

  • Monitoring and Reporting: We produce aggregated statistics tailored to the individual needs of funders or ministries. Take a look at the examples for FP7 or FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) and NWO. 
  • Analytics and Trends: Based on open protocols and agreements with repositories, we retrieve repository content (text in pdf or xml) and apply text mining algorithms to perform advanced research analytics. These have been applied to FP7 and H2020

As a funder, having an overview of our publication output adds to our principles of transparency and impartiality.
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So, who is in so far?

The following countries are already part of OpenAIRE: Australia, Austria, Croatia, Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Switzerland, UK, USA.

fwfWe are excited to announce that the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) recently joined OpenAIRE.

FWF has collaborated with the OpenAIRE team, allowing its project data to be accessed and shared. Via OpenAIRE’s mining algorithms, FWF-funded publications have been identified, a large proportion, 95% of which are available in open access. Of these, nearly 8000 are published articles and 7000 of which are preprints. Of the 11820 publications, 11235 are open access and many of them are deposited in institutional or disciplinary repositories. For more information, see the FWF page in OpenAIRE here. In terms of monitoring, the FWF itself uses a slightly different approach. According to this, 92% of all peer-reviewed publications reported from the final reports of finished FWF projects in 2016 were open access, see here.

About the FWF Open Access policy: The FWF has had an OA policy since 2004 and a requirement for peer-reviewed publications since 2015. It can be viewed here. It encourages additional deposit in institutional or subject repositories

Are you a funder interested in sharing your data?
Read about how you can collaborate with OpenAIRE and don't hesitate to contact us or the OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk in your country if you have any questions.

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