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.
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 benefits of open data-driven science. Science requires a joint effort and new tools are needed to harness all the relevant information within the research process, while delivering easy ways to implement open science. Together, we will provide a set of services and resources that will become part of the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud).
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 replace the recommendations of 2012 which set out clear guidelines as to how publically funded work should be made openly and freely available.
The online event will take place on April 24th at 13:00 (CET) and is organised by Gergely Sipos, EGI's Customer and Technical Outreach Manager and part of the EOSC-hub Engagement team, and Najla Rettberg, OpenAIRE Network Manager.
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.
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.