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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 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.

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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 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.

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OpenAIRE’s sessions in DI4R 2018!

banner savethedate 9 11 october 0OpenAIRE 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 importance of implementing OS in a range of settings and what the barriers and solutions can be. It will set the scene for good OS practices and give practical examples where OS is being implemented by funders, managers, research administrators in different settings (national, European, institutional).

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Plan S launched by the funder initiative cOAlition S

cOAlitionS Visual 200OpenAIRE 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 will accelerate the transition to Open Access and Open Science, complementing the existing efforts, with the aim of making all publicly funded research publications Open Access by 2020.

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Building innovative services on top of OpenAIRE

Tender call resultsOpenAIRE 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 funded, and the services are already available to OpenAIRE and the wider community.

What were the outcomes? Below is a list of the five interesting projects!

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