Last updated on 13 August 2019

OpenAIRE invites collaboration with successful ORE Contractor

The EC is poised to fund a publishing platform for scholarly articles for Horizon2020 beneficiaries. The OpenAIRE consortium welcomes this tender for Open Research Europe and while it will not be part of any tender, we are happy to enter into collaboration with bidding consortia at preparation stage as well as during implementation phase...

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Last updated on 24 June 2019

Transpose - a new database of almost 3000 journal policies for peer review and preprints

Publishers’ policies on pre-prints, citation, licensing and versioning can be at best hard to find and at times confusing. This can hinder the research process and act as a barrier for researchers, as well as librarians and funders. A new grassroots initiative called Transpose, launched in June 2019 will do much to remedy this and to contribute t...

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Last updated on 19 June 2019

Report on workshop "Services to Support FAIR Data: from theory to implementation"

Together with EOSC-hub, RDA Europe and FAIRsFAIR, OpenAIRE recently organised two workshops titled “Services to support FAIR data”  tyring to explore how existing infrastructures can work together and understand how to deliver services that support the creation of FAIR research outputs. These are part of 3-workshop series: the first two al...

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Last updated on 18 June 2019

A ‘Common Vision for EOSC’ White Paper

“OpenAIRE Advance and EOSC hub are committed to the vision of EOSC in order to support the provision of scientific data in a robust and federated way. In this context, I am happy to announce the publication of the White Paper “Common Vision, Service Provision, and Role in the EOSC Governance”, prepared in conjunction with our colleagues from ...

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Last updated on 18 June 2019

OpenAIRE and GÉANT expand collaboration to support Europe’s researchers

The OpenAIRE Advance and GÉANT GN4-3 projects have today signed an agreement to expand their existing collaboration and ensure that synergies across the projects are optimised, ensuring the seamless delivery of services to Europe’s researchers. ...

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Last updated on 11 June 2019

Research Policy Monitoring in the Era of Open Science and Big Data

Research funders across Europe are increasingly mandating Open Science practices for funded research outputs to support open and free access to valuable elements of the scholarly communication life-cycle. From OA to publications and the recent PlanS developments, to the promotion and uptake of coordinated RDM practices, to the more advanced researc...

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Last updated on 31 May 2019

Towards a Roadmap for Open Access Monographs : knowledge exchange report now available

The Knowledge Exchange have just published the report Towards a Roadmap for Open Access Monographs. The report contains recommendations that we hope will be building blocks for further development of OA monographs within the open research culture. Having been overlooked for a long time, OA monographs are now increasingly recognised as an importan...

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Last updated on 27 May 2019

OpenAIRE and euroCRIS sign a Memorandum of Understanding

OpenAIRE and euroCRIS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Its purpose is to establish and promote a strategic and cooperative partnership between OpenAIRE and euroCRIS.

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Last updated on 27 May 2019

Defining the Future of Scholarly Communication in Latin America

There is no “one size fits all” solution for open access. In Latin America, which has a very strong tradition of open access, the favoured approach has been the use of publicly-funded, non-commercial services. To raise awareness of this perspective both inside and beyond the region, LA Referencia has recently published a report, "Scholarly Comm...

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Last updated on 09 May 2019

New version of the OpenAIRE ScholeXplorer data dump available!

OpenAIRE is happy to announce that a new version of the ScholeXplorer Service data dump is available on Zenodo. ScholeXplorer is the Data Literature Interlinking System that populates and provides access to a graph of links between dataset and literature objects and dataset and dataset objects. Links (and objects) are provided by data sources mana...

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Last updated on 03 May 2019

OpenAIRE Provide Dashboard

Marking half year of achievements, production and improvements.

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Last updated on 30 April 2019

OpenAIRE Use Cases - Putting Open Science into Practice

A new section to share use cases and best practices on Open Science from a collection of use case narratives around OpenAIRE's services.

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Last updated on 17 April 2019

Italian Open Science Webinar Series 2019

Following the success of the previous Open Science Webinar Series 2018, OpenAIRE NOADs in collaboration with the RDA Italian Node, offer a new series of webinars!They have a common format and each webinar is dedicated to specific stakeholders, in the field of Open Science: researchers, librarians, research support personnel, funders.The main a...

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Last updated on 07 April 2019

Community of Practice for Training

An informal network to share training experiences by coordinators of training programmes of research and e-infrastructures, as part of the EOSC initiative.

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Last updated on 01 March 2019

A Tribute to Uwe Müller

It is with sadness that we learnt of the passing away of Uwe Müller in February 2019. Uwe was inextricably linked to his work at the German DINI initiative (German Initiative for Networked Information) which among other things has developed the DINI certificate to improve OA publishing and publication infrastructures. Paving the way for linked re...

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Last updated on 22 February 2019

Future of scholarly publishing and scholarly communication

A vision for the future of scholarly communication: the current system with its strengths, weaknesses and main actors.

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Last updated on 08 February 2019

OpenAIRE’s response on the Implementation Guidelines of Plan S

OpenAIRE's consortium received the Guidance on the implementation of the Plan S with great interest and appreciates this call for public feedback.

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Last updated on 05 December 2018

Shaping the next generation of Open Science Platforms: Open call for Innovators!

OpenAIRE calls you to participate in its open innovation program that will shape new services through challenges. OpenAIRE’s Open Innovation activities aim to attract innovation at all levels of the OpenAIRE e-Infrastructure: repository and publishing platforms, OpenAIRE services and value-added services using OpenAIRE data/content. Fresh busine...

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Last updated on 30 November 2018


From 4 to 6 December at the ICT 2018 exhibition in Vienna, EOSC-hub, OpenAIRE, RDA Europe and FREYA projects are opening a joint booth in the European Commission Village. It is designed to be a focal point of discussions about sharing and opening science, transforming policy-making and society via informed decision-making. Topics such as shar...

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Last updated on 22 November 2018

Inauguration of the EOSC

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is officially launched today, 23 November 2018, during an event hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the European Union. The inauguration marks the conclusion of a long process of consultation and reflection with stakeholders led by the European Commission. The event demonstrates the importance of EOSC for th...

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Last updated on 14 November 2018

EOSC Portal: OpenAIRE’s contribution to the EOSC implementation

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) launch event on 23 November 2018 at the University of Vienna is organised by the European Commission and hosted by the Austrian Presidency. It is the inauguration of the EOSC and marks the conclusion of a long process of consultation and reflection with stakeholders. The event will stress the relevance of the...

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Last updated on 01 November 2018

OpenAIRE @DI4R2018

On October 9-11, DI4R 2018, the third edition of the Digital Infrastructure for Research conferences, took place in the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Building on the success of DI4R2016 in Krakow and DI4R2017 in Brussels, DI4R2018 was jointly organised by OpenAIRE, EOSC-hub, GÉANT and PRACE. This year's co-chairs were Sinéad Ryan from Trinity C...

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Last updated on 31 October 2018

Repository workshop in Zanzibar November, 19-20, 2018

COAR, WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network), EIFL and other partners, coordinate a repository workshop in Zanzibar, Tanzania on November, 19-20, 2018.The workshopThis is the first in a series of meetings to develop a more cohesive strategy for strengthening and building more comprehensive repository networks in Africa. Th...

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Last updated on 31 October 2018

The new OpenAIRE Content Acquisition Policy (CAP) is here!

We collect questions from content providers. We are happy to announce that the new OpenAIRE Content Acquisition Policy (CAP) was published on October, 5 on Zenodo, OpenAIRE’s catch-all repository.  ...

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Last updated on 30 October 2018

LA Referencia and CERN enter into agreement to promote and expand Open Science in Latin America

On Wednesday, October 24, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Council of LA Referencia and CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) to facilitate the use of the Zenodo repository for Latin American researchers and institutions. In a ceremony held in Conicyt, Chile offices, it was highlighted that...

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Italian webinars Series 2018

Last updated on 18 October 2018

Italian Open Science Webinar Series 2018

   For the Open Access Week Italy, in collaboration with the OpenAIRE NOADs, IOSSG, and the RDA Italian Node, offers webinars series!They have a common format and each webinar is dedicated to specific stakeholders, in the field of Open Science: researchers, librarians, research support personnel, funders.The main aim is to provide c...

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Last updated on 15 October 2018

Open Access Week 2018

Join OpenAIRE and FOSTER for a series of webinars and tutorials for the Open Access Week.  Once again following our yearly tradition, OpenAIRE joins forces with FOSTER to host= a new series of webinars and tutorials during Open Access Week 2018 (October 22 - 26). This year, we’re going for an interactive, mixed approach. You’ll have the ...

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Last updated on 05 October 2018

OpenAIRE and DuraSpace partner to support greater functionality in the global repository network

On September 25, 2018, OpenAIRE and DuraSpace signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Both OpenAIRE and DuraSpace have a shared interest in a robust, interoperable, and functional network of repositories that provide value to the research community and contribute to Open Science and Open Access in Europe and the world. ...

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Last updated on 05 October 2018

OpenAIRE’s sessions in DI4R 2018!

OpenAIRE is pleased to announce that will organize three different sessions during DI4R 2018. The first session is “The Who and the How of Open Science: A user journey in Open Science through the lens of OpenAIRE”, and takes place on Wednesday, October 10, in the main auditorium at 11.30. OpenAIRE will facilitate this session that explores the...

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Last updated on 05 October 2018

Plan S launched by the funder initiative cOAlition S

OpenAIRE welcomes the announcement of the ambitious ‘Plan S’, launched by cOAlition S, a coalition of 11 national funding organisations. This is an important step towards an open and transparent environment for research, where all kinds of research outputs can be openly accessed, linked, enriched and archived. We expect that this initiative wil...

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Last updated on 05 October 2018

Building innovative services on top of OpenAIRE

OpenAIRE has a unique graph of information on scholarly output, with a huge potential to be reused and exploited. Earlier this year, OpenAIRE launched a tender call for services to seek innovative ideas that will improve the OpenAIRE infrastructure services and its overall uptake. Overall, 5 proposals covering two categories were selected and funde...

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Last updated on 05 October 2018

Are you an Open Science expert? The EC wants you!

The Commission decision adopted on 27 August launches the Executive Board for the EOSC as a formal expert group of the Commission. This expert group will assist the Commission in the first phase of development of the EOSC until the end of 2020 and will contribute to the preparation of the transition to the second phase of development of the EOSC. ...

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Last updated on 05 October 2018

Plan S: A European Open Access Mandate

OpenAIRE welcomes the announcement of the ambitious ‘Plan S’, launched by a coalition of 11 national funding organisations, as an important step towards an open and transparent research environment.

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Last updated on 28 June 2018

Develop your skills for leading research infrastructures with global impact

The Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures (EMMRI) is an international management development programme tailored to the specific needs of Research Infrastructures. This Programme is designed to give experienced science professionals the skills and knowledge they need to take on greater managerial responsibilities.What can...

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Last updated on 22 June 2018

Four billion software files are open to all: the Software Heritage archive is finally online!

On the Software Heritage archive portal, more than 4 billion files from more than 80 million origins are available since June 7, 2018, date of the official opening ceremony held at the UNESCO, in the presence of sponsors and partners of Software Heritage.  The Software Heritage archive plays an important role in Open Science: it preserves sof...

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Last updated on 17 May 2018

OpenAIRE partners with the Open Science MOOC

OpenAIRE is excited to announce the partnership with the Open Science MOOC!The Open Science MOOC is designed to help equip students and researchers with the skills they need to excel in a modern research environment. It brings together the efforts and resources of hundreds of researchers and practitioners who have all dedicated their time and exper...

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Last updated on 08 May 2018

DI4R 2018 Call for Abstracts - Deadline extended!

The third Digital Infrastructure for Research Conference (DI4R 2018) is to be held in Lisbon, from 9th to 11th October 2018. This year’s theme is ‘Challenges for Research Communities around Open Science’. DI4R 2018 is jointly organised by EOSC-hub, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and PRACE. It will be hosted by the Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experim...

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Last updated on 03 May 2018

EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE-Advance get together to support Open Science and the European Open Science Cloud initiative

  Two flagship EC initiatives, OpenAIRE-Advance and EOSC-hub open a new exciting chapter in their collaboration with the signing of their collaboration agreement on Monday, 30 April 2018. The agreement solidifies the projects’ ambition for Europe to become a global leader in digital and open science to ensure that scientists reap the full b...

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Last updated on 02 May 2018

Recommendation on access to and preservation of Scientific Information

The European Commission has released a new set of recommendations to the Member States that offer guidance and propose the best way to implement and support open science practices.  The new recommendations include sections on incentives, rewards and require action plans from member states with concrete and measurable objectives. They are to re...

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Last updated on 23 April 2018

EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE webinar "How to manage your data to make them Open and FAIR"

When: May 15, 2018 from 13.00 to 14.00 CESTWhere: audience: researchers, research support staff, data librarians  ...

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Last updated on 17 April 2018

EOSC-hub & OpenAIRE-Advance: national nodes meetup

The EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE-Advance projects are organising a webinar to bring together the national contact points of EGI (the NGI International Liaisons – NILs) and the representatives of the National Open Access Desks (NOADs). The online event will take place on April 24th at 13:00 (CET) and is organised by Gergely Sipos, EGI's  Customer a...

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Last updated on 29 March 2018


Beyond APCs: alternative open access publishing business models  

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Last updated on 01 March 2018

Open Science in practice in FP9

OpenAIRE has issued some recommendations for solidifying and advancing open science in FP9.  FP9 is about carrying out research through mission oriented goals, co-creation and co-design, and is about responsible and reproducible research that provides sustainable approaches to societal problems in an ever growing arena of data where fact-chec...

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Last updated on 26 February 2018

OpenAIRE tender calls results!

At the end of 2017, OpenAIRE launched an open call for tenders for a total of 80.000 Euros, seeking innovative ideas that would improve the OpenAIRE infrastructure services and/or its overall uptake. 5 out of 13 proposals received, have been selected for funding, 2 in the area of  “Repository tools and services” and 3 in the area of “Val...

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Last updated on 31 January 2018

Consultation on OpenAIRE Literature-Repositories Guidelines 4.0, Extended deadline: 28/02. Your opinion matters!

The draft of the new Metadata Application Profile (OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature Repositories v4) was initially announced in October 2017. Since then, OpenAIRE has collected feedback for the suggested application profile and the guidelines documentation. The consultation period has been extended until the end of February 2018, so more reposito...

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Last updated on 12 January 2018

Empowering Open Science: Kick Off of the OpenAIRE-Advance H2020 project

On 1st January 2018, OpenAIRE entered a new exciting phase with the start of the OpenAIRE-Advance project. During the Kick Off meeting, taking place from 17 to 19 January in Athens, Greece, 50 partners will gather to work on this timely continuation of OpenAIRE’s mission to support the Open Access/Open Data mandates in Eu...

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Last updated on 11 January 2018

OpenAIRE XML schema change announcement

The OpenAIRE Technical Team is pleased to announce a new release of the OpenAIRE XML schema that fixes some inconsistencies and introduces new types of research results in addition to "publication" and "dataset". To see the major changes to the schema, please visit The new schema ...

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Last updated on 01 November 2017

OpenAIRE webinar series for repository managers 2017/2018

To empower our repository network, OpenAIRE is organizing a series of 10 webinars over the next 8 months. The main idea is to approach different OpenAIRE services and tools for content providers and recent repository developments, including: OpenAIRE Dashboard for Content Providers, Scholix guidelines for data-literature integration, OpenAIRE guide...

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Last updated on 16 October 2017

Launch: OpenMethods - Highlighting Digital Humanities Methods and Tools

On September 22nd 2017, the Editorial Team of “OpenMethods: Highlighting Digital Humanities Methods and Tools” had its kick-off meeting. Together with Chief Editor Delphine Montoliu and the Management Team,  Digital Humanities experts from all over Europe discussed  the further direction of this new initiative lead by Humanities at ...

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Last updated on 06 October 2017

G7 Science Ministers endorse Open Science

G7 ministers endorse FAIR data practice and Open Science metrics, encouraging aligned efforts to support the advancement of the global scientific community.

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