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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 “Value-added services”.

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

guidelines401The 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 repository platform developer communities can engage in the process and help shape the new application profile.


The new OpenAIRE Literature-Repositories Guidelines 4.0 draft is ready for your input! Be part of the process and help us make your work in OA more effective!

For more information on the new guidelines, watch our webinar or take a look at the presentation slides.

Who can participate? Regional repository networks, repository managers and anybody interested in repository metadata technology.
When? Until February 28, 2018!
Where can I see the draft document? Here!
How can I submit feedback? Choose whichever channel is the most convenient for you.

  • GitHub - create an issue in our Guidelines GitHub Repository (you need to have a GitHub account)
  • hypothe.is - make annotations on the Guidelines Pages (you need to have an hypothes.is account)
  • OpenAIRE Blog - leave a comment on the blog post
  • E-mail - send us an e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Guidelines to address current challenges


Until now, the OpenAIRE Guidelines for Data Providers focused on literature repositories, e-journals, data repositories, and CRIS systems. In the OpenAIRE Guidelines 4.0, we include a more diverse range of content providers - such as thematic repositories and research software repositories - and address the following challenges:

✓ We describe the scholarly record with more granular, precise and normalized metadata to provide modern, value-added services;

✓ We support interlinking of scholarly works to contextualize research outputs;

✓ We advance the application of controlled vocabularies and thesauri supporting ct*;

✓ We simplify discovering fulltext open access files;

✓ We distinguish between access rights and license re-use conditions;

✓ We improve the formal validation of metadata records through an underlying metadata schema;

✓ We support global metadata alignment with other scholarly communication infrastructures.

Your feedback will be considered for the final version expected in March, 2018.

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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 https://www.openaire.eu/openaire-xml-schema-change-announcement

The new schema is version 1.0 and it is available at https://www.openaire.eu/schema/1.0/oaf-1.0.xsd. Documentation is accessible at https://www.openaire.eu/schema/1.0/doc/oaf-1.0.html.

DI4R 2017 – Submit your presentations, lightning talks, interactive sessions, posters and demonstrations

Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R 2017) conference invites everyone with an interest in Open Science to bring their voice to DI4R 2017.

DI4R 2017 will be held in Brussels, on 30 November - 1 December 2017 under the theme “Connecting the building blocks for Open Science”. It will take place at the Square Meeting Centre, and is organised jointly by EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE, PRACE and RDA Europe.

DI4R 2017 welcomes researchers, innovators, data producers, scientific domain experts, librarians, data science practitioners, service providers, project leaders, policy makers and funders to send proposals (abstracts) for presentations, lightning talks, interactive sessions, posters and demonstrations. All abstracts should be submitted via the DI4R Indico webpage.

The following areas are envisaged as relevant for the choice of the topic of the abstracts:

- Area 1: Interoperability: Topics related to the interoperability between services from different infrastructures and initiatives at different levels (local, national, international), including architectures, protocols and standards, data & metadata. The topic also includes items related to provisioning of federated services for research in Europe and beyond, enabling interoperability at all levels: human, organisational and policies.

- Area 2: Data science and skills: Topics related to the EC’s Open Science Skills Working Group Report, including the research life cycle, setting up research data, data production, management, analysis, open access publishing and other ways to act in and beyond one’s own scholarly and disciplinary community, up to interaction with the general public to enhance the impact of science and research.

- Area 3: Impact evaluation and metrics: Topics related to measurement of the progress of the Open Science adoption and its growing and impact assessment.

- Area 4: Security, trust and identity: Topics related security, trust and identity, technical solutions for common requirements and processes and services that can help new research infrastructures to build interoperable authentication and authorisation infrastructures.

- Area 5: The EOSC & EDI building blocks: Topics on the development and provisioning of services and solutions needed to enable researchers to securely collaborate and share resources in a federated environment combining geographically distributed services from multiple providers and further the opportunities of Open Science.

- Area 6: Business models, sustainability and policies: Topics on the long-term access and provisioning of services require clear governance, engagement rules, policies and funding models. Submissions should focus on the barriers, opportunities and changes in this environment in order to address the non-technical pressures, for example social, financial, legal and policy that influence the present and future opportunities.

Abstract submission deadline: 13 October 2017

Full text of the Call for Abstracts (.PDF)

Online submission form for Abstracts (DI4R Indico webpage)

DI4R 2017 is collocated with the EOSCpilot 1st Stakeholder Engagement Event taking place on the 28 & 29 November 2017.

DI4R 2017 registration is open. Register here!

EOSCpilot/OpenAIRE-DE joint workshop "Future Open Science services for scientific communities"

The EOSCpilot project (http://eoscpilot.eu/) and OpenAIRE Germany (https://www.openaire.eu) are proud to announce their joint workshop "Future Open Science services for scientific communities".

The workshop will take place in Berlin, Germany, on October 24th 2017, the day before the FORCE 11 conference (https://www.force11.org/meetings/force2017).

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OpenAIRE and ICSU World Data System Announce Cooperation to Advance Open Science

Press Release

30 May 2017

ICSU OpenAIREv2OpenAIRE and the ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) today proudly announce the signing of an agreement to strengthen existing collaborations in the field of research data and to further develop joint activities to support the Open Science agenda. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the organizations clearly states their intention to coordinate efforts in areas of mutual interest.

‘OpenAIRE is already contributing to the ICSU-WDS Metadata Catalogue and we are cooperating within the OpenAIRE-Connect project on interoperability guidelines and brokering’ said Mustapha Mokrane, Executive Director of ICSU-WDS.

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OpenAIRE Ethics Advisor Position

As part of OpenAIRE's commitment to responsible research and innovation, OpenAIRE wishes to recruit an Ethics Expert who will serve in an advisory capacity to the OpenAIRE2020 project and its management board (the Project Steering Committee - PSC) in the evaluation of ethical issues relating to the activities of OpenAIRE.

Read the full announcement for job description and practical details.

Deadline for application: June 10th, 2017

( EXTENDED DEADLINE: June 20th, 2017)

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