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 College and Volker Guelkow from DESY.
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 workshop This is the first in a series of meetings to develop a more cohesive strategy for strengthening and building more comprehensive repository networks in Africa. The two-day workshop, which will take place in conjunction with the UbuntuNet Conference, will convene library and NREN (research and education high speed networks) stakeholders from African countries to explore how library-based repositories can better engage with NREN services to break down institutional silos, add value to repositories, and support the growth of Open Science in the region.
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 access to underlying research data is fundamental in order to validate the research results, create new knowledge, and ensure that publicly funded research is available to the public, since, in the case of Latin America, the vast majority of R & D is financed using public funds.
The agreement is the result of joint work that LA Referencia has been undertaking with COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) and OpenAIRE, the European open science platform, to internationalize research infrastructures and ensure alignment across regions.
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 chance to subscribe to dedicated ‘tracks’, each of which involves reviewing 1 or 2 short online tutorials along with some supporting information. We’ll even throw in an old-fashioned webinar here and there! You can subscribe to one (or all!) of these tracks. You can browse the tutorials and learning materials at your own pace, and then bring any questions you might have to dedicated Q&A sessions during Open Access Week. We'll have a range of Open Science experts on hand to help answer your questions.
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.