On May 28, 2015, OpenAIRE organised a webinar on the Open Access to Publications Mandate in Horizon 2020. The webinar was run by Inge Van Nieuwerburgh (UGent) and lasted for about an hour. Over 30 people attended the event.
OpenAIRE offers a wide variety of services for a large amount of stakeholders. Explaining what we do in a couple of minutes can therefore be quite challenging. That's why we've a short animation clip ‘OpenAIRE in 100 seconds' . We hope you enjoy it, it is intended as a lightweight approach to encapsulate the features and purposes of OpenAIRE and will be useful to show to a range of stakeholders, e.g. researchers, project coordinators at project kick-offs, research administrators etc.
OpenAIRE held a series of webinars about our services and about the H2020 Open Data and Open Access policies. Over a 160 people registered, demonstrating the need for both highly specialised information and more general introductory presentations for newcomers. We had attendants from all over the European Research Era and even beyond. Most registrants were affiliated with a University Library, but we were very happy to see a fair amount of researchers, funders and publishers amongst the attendants as well!
Of course the slides and recordings are being made available. If you couldn't make it to the webinar and you have any lingering questions, don't hesitate to contact us and we will bring you in touch with the presenters for more information.
The OpenAIRE project is a consortium with over 40 members in all European countries (our NOADs, or National Open Access Desks) , plus a centralized technical and coordination team. This means that there's always someone near you to offer bespoke advice on Open Science issues and questions, to help you find out what the OpenAIRE services and tools can mean for you or your project, how to participate in OpenAIRE, how to comply with funders' Open Access demands, ...
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OpenAIRE project members are speaking on conferences, workshops and webinars not only the ones we organiser ourselves, but our experts are often invited to speak at Open Science events all over Europe.
What we are talking about? Open Science, the EC's Open Access policies, Open Research Data, OpenAIRE services, tools and guidelines, ...
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 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.
The Software Heritage archive plays an important role in Open Science: it preserves software source code, ensuring it will be accessible in the long term, and provides intrinsic persistent identifiers for software artefacts that enable not only access, but also verifiable integrity, contributing to making reproducibility and assessment of science more resilient.